LTG Kenneth E. Lewi was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps
after completion of Reserve Officer Training at Texas A&M University. His civilian
education includes a master of business administration degree from the University of
General Lewi's most recent assignment before retirement was as Commander of the 21st
Theater Army Area Command (TAACOM) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The 21st TAACOM was the
Army's largest forward-deployed logistics command, responsible for over 33,000 personnel
and budgeted for more than $1 billion per year. General Lewi's other commands
included 46th Support Group, Fort Bragg, NC; U.S. Army Troop Support Command, St. Louis,
MO; 3d Support Command, Frankfurt, Germany; 23d Supply and Transportation
Battalion, Vietnam; and Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam.
General Lewi's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak
Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the
Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Medal, the Joint Service
Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He also earned the Parachutist Badge,
the Rigger Badge, and the Army General Staff Badge.