Episode 10A - Col (R) George Lewis; Executive Director CACI International

Join us as we speak with COL(R) George Lewis, who compares “landing your next career” to a PLF landing learned through Airborne School.  

George Lewis enlisted in the Army in 1985 as a signals intercept (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and cryptology specialist.  He graduated from the Defense Language Institute basic French and Electronic Warfare Operators Courses before being assigned to Ft. Bragg, NC’s XVIII airborne Corps’ 525th Combat Electronic Warfare & Intelligence (CEWI) brigade.  George served in numerous roles before being assigned as a team sergeant in 3/5th Special Forces Group Airborne.  Upon receiving a Green to Gold Scholarship, George completed his enlisted career in August of 1990 as a staff sergeant (SSG) in 1st battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG(A)) as the Special Operations Team – Alpha (SOT-A) detachment sergeant.  

      George was then commissioned into the US Army Military Intelligence Corps in May of 1993 through ROTC from Methodist University, North Carolina. Relevant assignments included Infantry Battalion and Brigade S2 (Intelligence Officer), the intelligence and surveillance (I&S) platoon leader and company executive officer (XO) for the 82nd Airborne Division’s 313th CEWI battalion.  Later he served in command and staff positions in battalion, brigade, division, theater, and joint assignments. George led and conducted EW, SIGINT, and other special missions globally during the initial years of the Global War on Terrorism while assigned to Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  He led intelligence planning, operations, analysis, and strategy in Korea for three years, and later served as a battalion commander in Anbar, Iraq, commanding route clearance, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), military police (MP), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), signal and intelligence forces and was his Brigade Task Force’s commander charged with the Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) fight.

In George’s final tour in the Pentagon, he served as the G-8 Force Development Director for all ISR, EW and cyber capabilities, and as the requirements director in the Army G-3’s newly established Cyber directorate (DAMO-CY, now known as DAMO-SO).  

     Since retiring from the US Army as a Colonel (COL), George has served as a senior advisor to the Army Staff’s Cyber, IO and Electronic Warfare Director and currently is a Vice President with CACI International where he teams to accelerate solutions development in the EW, cyber and ISR mission areas.

George Lewis is a resident of Edenton and Chowan County.   George loves serving the Edenton, Chowan, and Eastern NC communities, as well as the veterans and first responders of our great nation.  George serves on the local Steamer’s Baseball board, is the Vice President of Calling on Faith Outdoors, and is a guide for Valor and Honor Outdoors.  George co-operates the Kristopher Fielding Lewis Foundation in honor of his son, who was a Corolla Ocean Rescuer.  The KFL Foundation is a 501c(3) that perpetuates the service and character of his son by recognizing and promoting the same values in local youth and young adults.  


George shares his thoughts and analogies on networking, transferring your military skills, evaluating the type of job you want and career balance.  Join us as we meet George and learn from his experience.

Connect with George on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgelewisiii/