The July 14, 2022 luncheon has been confirmed.
SPEAKER: Col (Ret) Dave Lewis
We invite all members and non-members to confirm attendance by Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 5 pm.
As usual, the meeting will be held at the Marriott Westchase Hotel, 2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042. Parking is free.
Col (Ret) Dave Lewis Biography
Colonel Dave Lewis served with distinction in the United States Air Force for 29 years, primarily as an F-16 pilot and instructor. He served two years with the United States Army as an Air Liaison Officer and served in ground combat with the U.S. 1st Armored Division in Operation DESERT STORM. Additionally, his career included command of a Republic of Singapore fighter Squadron, and as a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He served in the Pacific, European, and Southwest Asian theaters, including combat in both the air and the ground. Colonel Lewis retired in 2009 with his last assignment as the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 820 at Texas Tech.
Colonel Lewis has been instrumental in serving our veteran population since his retirement. He was the founder of the Texas Tech Military and Veterans Program, the City of Lubbock Veterans Advisory Committee, and VetStar, the veterans division of StarCare Specialty Health. As a thought leader in the veteran space, he was instrumental in addressing veteran suicide prevention, veteran homelessness, and justice involved veterans. In 2018 he received the prestigious Texas Tech President’s Excellence in Engaged Scholarship award for his work with veterans.
Dave Lewis is an Adjunct Professor in Political Science and the former Director of the Strategic Studies program for the Institute for Peace and Conflict. He was the primary instructor for the Strategic Studies graduate certificate and taught Public Policy and Veterans Studies courses at the graduate level. He previously taught undergraduate courses in Terrorism and Counterinsurgency, the Politics of National Security, and Fundamentals of Homeland Security in the Political Science Department. He has been a faculty member at TTU since 2006.
Colonel Lewis now serves as the Director of the Veterans Services Department for Harris County, TX – one of the largest veteran populations in the nation, where he continues to establish and operate programs designed to improve service member transition to civilian life, educating the community on veteran challenges, and establishing critical programs to prevent veteran suicide, justice involvement and homelessness.