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Commander Gregory J. Lewis
Executive Officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41
Commander Greg Lewis is a native of Ontario, CA. He is a 2007 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned his commission with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University in 2016. Designated a Naval Aviator in April 2009, he reported to HSL-40 for SH-60B Fleet Replacement training.
During his first sea tour, Commander Lewis served with the “Wolfpack” of HSL-45 where he deployed aboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) in support of counter-piracy operations in the 5
Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). Upon returning from that deployment, he went through a transition syllabus at HSM-41 from the SH-60B to the MH-60R aircraft as part of the “Wolfpack’s” redesignation as HSM-75. As a Helicopter Aircraft Commander, he deployed on USS PRINCETON (CG 59) and USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) to the 5
Fleet AOR as part of Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN.
In 2014 he reported to HSM-41 Seahawks as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor Pilot, flying the MH-60R and serving as Standardization/Instructor Under Training Officer and Night Systems Program Manager. His next duty was as Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer and Helicopter Control Officer on USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) where he deployed twice to the 7
Fleet AOR in 2017 and 2018.
Upon selection for Operational Aviation Department Head, CDR Lewis returned to HSM-41 for Fleet Replacement training and continued on to HSM-49. After serving as the squadron’s Training Officer, he assumed the role of Officer in Charge of Detachment FIVE and deployed to 7
Fleet AOR onboard USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115). His detachment flew over 1,000 flight hours during a 7.5 month deployment conducting UN Security Council Resolution enforcement in the East China Sea and other emergent 7
Fleet tasking. He completed that tour with the “Scorpions” as the squadron Maintenance Officer.
Commander Lewis reported to the “Seahawks” of HSM-41 as Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Training Detachment Officer in Charge in June 2021. He oversaw the planning and execution of aircraft, simulator, and classroom training for 30 Indian Navy pilot and sensor operator students as part of a $2.1B FMS contract. He assumed duties as Executive Officer in July 2023.
Commander Lewis has accumulated over 2,600 flight hours in military aircraft. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards.
Last Updated: 21 August 2023