Captain O.T. Lewis
Captain Lewis joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2007, initially as an Infantry NCM with the Governor General’s Foot Guards in Ottawa. After graduation from St Paul University (University of Ottawa) in 2009, he commissioned into the Regular Force as a DEO Armour Officer.
Joining Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 2011, he was a troop leader in 2nd Troop B Squadron on the Leopard C2. In 2013, he deployed on Op ATTENTION 2-13 with DCOM-SOF/NSOCC-A as a liaison officer out of Camp Eggers, Kabul. Posted next in 2014 to the Fort Garry Horse as Adjutant, he served with them on Op LENTUS during the 2015 Saskatchewan wildfires and Op NANOOK in 2017.
In 2018, he was briefly posted back to Edmonton as G1 Operations for 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, but was posted again in 2019 to 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (2-2 SBCT) ‘Lancer Brigade’, at as their lead planner. In 2022 he joined Lancer Brigade as the first SBCT to rotate to the Republic of Korea with the US Army, and was stationed in Camp Hovey, Dongducheon. In October of 2023 he returned again to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) as Operations Officer.
In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, photography and old or unusual firearms.