Commander Rachel Lewis :: Senior Service Advisor for US Coast Guard Personnel

Commander Lewis currently serves as the Senior Service Advisor for Coast Guard Personnel at the National Intelligence University, located at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. CDR Lewis is the Monthly Executive Program Director and serves as a fulltime faculty instructor at the Intelligence Community’s sole accredited, federal degree-granting institution.

Aboard prior afloat commands, CDR Lewis served as the Executive Officer aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter FORWARD, in Portsmouth, Virginia; as the Operations Officer aboard the only active square-rigged sailing ship in the United States, the Coast Guard Barque EAGLE in New London, Connecticut; and as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC JARVIS in Honolulu, HI.

CDR Lewis has a diverse set of shore assignments to include Deputy Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations (CG-2d EA) at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC; the Atlantic Area Intelligence Branch Chief (LANT-22) in Portsmouth, Virginia; and as an Instructor at the Officer Candidate School (OCS) in New London, Connecticut.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, CDR Lewis is a graduate from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research. Additionally, she holds a Masters degree in Homeland Security from American Military University and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (now known as the National Intelligence University).

CDR Lewis is an award recipient of the Women of Color (WOC) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Technology All-Star Award. CDR Lewis is a permanent Cutterman and her military awards and achievements include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and various other personal and unit awards.