Doug Lewis, PhD | Employee Spotlight

September 20, 2018

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Doug Lewis, PhD

Research Scientist -  Expeditionary Force Health Protection

Integrative Health and Performance Sciences Division

I am a recently retired officer with 27 years in the Air Force/Army, 20 of which have been dedicated to WMD defense. I have been married to my wife Cristina for 23 years and we have twin boys. The boys and I are 3rd degree black belts in Taekwondo. I also enjoy running and have been beekeeping for the last two years. 

What are your career goals?

My career goal is to leverage my significant scientific and operational background as a retired officer to gain personal and professional fulfillment from my contributions to important and vital research programs in defense of the nation.

What achievements are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my family, my military service, earning my PhD, and advancing in Taekwondo with my sons.

What is the best advice you've ever heard?

The best advice I heard was not necessarily advice but how I internalized a statement. As a young officer one of my senior NCO's said he would die for me. That sentiment has stayed with me my entire career and served as a foundation for my leadership and work ethic. I have always tried live my life as an officer, leader, and person which was worthy of such a sentiment.


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