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DR. FRED P. LEWIS

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Dr. Fred P. Lewis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Policy and Resources, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for producing prioritized and executable resource investment options; evolving the Air Force Enterprise Architecture; developing and implementing results-oriented policy and governance; establishing compliance criteria where applicable; performing Air Force Information Technology (IT) system portfolio management analysis; and, facilitating, validating, and reporting compliance with all Federal/DoD/Air Force IT policy, Congressional mandates, and legal obligations. Dr. Lewis is the Air Force Chief Architect, responsible for developing and applying the Air Force enterprise architecture as a guide for system development. He is also the C4 representative on the Air Force Corporate Board.

Dr. Lewis' government career began when he entered the Air Force through the ROTC program at the University of Arizona in 1972. While on active duty, he commanded a weather squadron and computer systems group in addition to serving in many weather and joint staff officer assignments. In December 1985 he became the first Air Force weather officer selected for space shuttle duty, but never flew due to the Challenger disaster. He served on the U.S. Transportation Command Staff, including two years spent as Director of the Joint Transportation Corporate Information Management Center. He completed his active duty as the Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. During this time, he led effort to implement a total force transformation of the Air Force's weather functional area to improve weather support for operators worldwide. He retired from the Air Force in 2000 in the rank of brigadier general.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Lewis was Deputy Director of Distribution Portfolio Management, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Directorate, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. He followed this with a second tour as the Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As the Director of Weather, Dr. Lewis developed doctrine, policy, requirements, and standards to organize, train, and equip the weather career field to support the Air Force, Army, other Joint commands, and the national intelligence community.

EDUCATION
1972 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, University of Arizona
1973 Basic Meteorology Program, University of Utah
1979 Doctor of Philosophy in meteorology, University of Utah
1980 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1984 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1990 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Air Force Senior Leader Orientation Course, Crystal City, Va.
1998 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. September 1972 - June 1973, student, Basic Meteorology Program, University of Utah
2. June 1973 - June 1976, automated program designer, Air Force Global Weather Central, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3. June 1976 - July 1979, doctoral student, Meteorology Program, University of Utah
4. July 1979 - January 1981, assistant chief, Numerical Forecast Section, Air Force Global Weather Central, Offutt AFB, Neb.
5. January 1981 - December 1982, officer in charge, Weather Forecast Models Unit, Air Force Global Weather Central, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. January 1983 - January 1984, officer in charge, Operating Location B, Detachment 15, 30th Weather Squadron, Suwon Air Base, South Korea
7. January 1984 - July 1984, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
8. August 1984 - May 1986, assistant chief, Environmental Services Branch, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. May 1986 - July 1987, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Environmental Technical Applications Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. July 1987 - August 1989, Commander, 26th Weather Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
11. August 1989 - June 1990, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 1990 - October 1990, Deputy Chief of Staff, Automation Support, Airlift Communications Division, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. October 1990 - August 1992, Commander, 1500th Computer Systems Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. August 1992 - February 1994, Chief, Weather Division, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
15. March 1994 - July 1996, Director, Joint Transportation Corporate Information Management Center, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
16. July 1996 - June 2000, Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. August 2000 - August 2002, Vice President, IPS MeteoStar, Inc., Aurora, Colo.
18. August 2002 - September 2005, President, IPS MeteoStar, Inc., Aurora, Colo.
19. September 2005 - September 2007, Deputy Director, Distribution Portfolio Management, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Directorate (TCJ6), U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
20. October 2007 - January 2013, Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff
for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements,
Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. January 2013 - present, Director of Policy and Resources, Office of
Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary
of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
2012 Presidential Rank Award
Civilian Commendation

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1998 Federal 100 Award, Federal Computer Week magazine, acknowledging the year's top 100 Information Technology professionals
2002 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Utah Meteorology Department

(Current as of April 2013)

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