Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis is a native of Los Altos, California, and a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1987.
His command tours include Carrier Strike Group 12, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, and Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15.
Lewis’ operational sea tours include Attack Squadron 72, 800 Naval Air Squadron, and VFA-192. Other deployed tours have been as a battle director at the Combined Air Operations Center in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and as the maritime operations center director at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces.
Ashore, Lewis served at Training Squadron 23, at Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Naval Air Forces (Atlantic), Naval Air Forces/Naval Air Forces (Paci[c), and the Joint Staff. As a flag officer, Lewis has served as the deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (OPNAV N3/N5), vice director for Operations (J3), and director of Fleet Training (N7) at Fleet Forces Command.
He has flown over 100 combat missions in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Deny Flight, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He has accumulated over 5,300 flight hours and 1,100 arrested landings. He was the recipient of the Naval Air Forces Pacific Pilot of the Year in 1996. Lewis served as commander of re-established U.S. Second Fleet from August 2018 and was named Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk in October 2018. Both commands achieved full operational capability during his tenure, completing his assignment in August 2021.
His personal awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (six awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (seven Strike Flight and four Individual with Combat “V”), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards; two with Combat “V”), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various service and campaign awards.