Lt. Col. Carl LewkeEmail: email@example.com
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LtCol Lewke was born on 24 October 1957 and grew up on his family’s dairy farm in southern Wisconsin. His father served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1976 and immediately enrolled in the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During the summers of 1978 and 1979, LtCol Lewke received training at the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin in December of 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations. LtCol Lewke was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during April of 1980.
He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Law School during the fall of 1980 and graduated three years later. LtCol Lewke subsequently graduated from The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia and the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. He reported to his first duty station at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina during the fall of 1984. LtCol Lewke served as both a Defense Counsel and a Legal Assistance Attorney during this tour of duty.
LtCol Lewke reported to the Naval Legal Service Office in Naples, Italy during the fall of 1986. He subsequently served as a Defense Counsel, the Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction and Claims Officer, and as a Legal Assistance Attorney. Upon the completion of this tour of duty, LtCol Lewke returned to Quantico, Virginia and graduated from the Amphibious Warfare School during 1990.
He subsequently reported to Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina and served as the Senior Defense Counsel and Legal Assistance Officer. LtCol Lewke transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina during 1991 and assumed the billet of Chief Trial Counsel (prosecutor) for the installation. Upon the completion of this tour of duty, he was sent to the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia and obtained a LL.M in military law.
LtCol Lewke assumed the billet of Staff Judge Advocate at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, California during the fall of 1994. He transferred to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California during the fall of 1998 and served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. While serving at Camp Pendleton, LtCol Lewke also served as the Executive Officer for the base’s Headquarters Battalion.
LtCol Lewke transferred to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California during 2001 and served as the installation’s Staff Judge Advocate. His retirement from active duty became effective on 1 October 2003.
LtCol Lewke’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy Commendation Medal (with gold star in lieu of second award), and the Navy Achievement Medal. He is married to the former Josephine Nealon of Sale, Cheshire, England. They have three daughters (Tara, Alexandra, and Olivia) and currently reside in Cathedral City, California. LtCol Lewke is serving as the Senior Marine Instructor at the Marine Corps Junior ROTC Program in Desert Hot Springs High School and recently received a credential to teach social science courses in California public high schools.