Brigadier General Dwaine Drummond Promotes Monmouth Resident to Lieutenant Colonel

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Newly promoted Lt. Col. Scott J. Lewis (center) stands between Brig. Gen. Dwaine E. Drummond and wife, Lynn, during the promotion ceremony held at Camp Keyes on Thursday.

AUGUSTA, ME (04/21/2017) (readMedia)-- Brig. Gen. Dwaine E. Drummond, Director of the Maine National Guard Joint Staff, promoted Maj. Scott J. Lewis to the rank of lieutenant colonel in front of family, friends, and service members at Camp Keyes on Thursday, April 20th.

Lewis is a combat veteran having served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 133rd Engineer Battalion.

"Scott represents the best in us," said Drummond. "Words like professionalism, loyalty, outstanding officer and Soldier describe him. You can learn a lot about an individual from the way they treat subordinates, and Scott is as professional and personable as they come".

Lewis has more than 27 years of military service including a yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2004 and another deployment to Afghanistan in 2013. His most recent military assignments include Executive Officer for the 133rd Engineer Battalion, Operations Officer for the 52nd Troop Command and Deputy Commander for the 52nd Troop Command.

Lewis joined the 133rd Engineer Battalion after completing Officer Candidate School in 1999 and was assigned as an engineer platoon leader to Company B, 133rd Engineer Battalion in Westbrook. Lewis has served in various command and staff assignments within the 133rd Engineer Battalion as well as the 52nd Troop Command in Augusta and was the State Partnership Program officer from 2010 to 2012.

"I am fortunate," said Lewis. "I have the luxury of serving with the less than 1% of the population who wear the uniform".