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Brigadier General Lewis (Lew) Boone


Deputy Chief of Staff Communication
International Security Assistance Force
United States Forces – Afghanistan

Brigadier General Lewis (Lew) Boone assumed responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Staff, Communication in February 2012. As such, he is responsible for the coordination of all strategic communication activities across Afghanistan. This includes public affairs functions as well as Traditional Communications, a special initiative consisting of community outreach and civil society lineages and communicating with key Afghan stakeholders and opinion leaders. His remit also includes integrated communication planning and liaison with Afghan ministries and NATO coalition partner nations, as well as advising and assisting the development of Afghan strategic communication capabilities.

Prior to this position, Boone served as Director, Public Affairs for Deputy Chief of Staff for Communication, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces, Afghanistan.

Boone previously served as Deputy Chief, Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, DC; Chief, Public Affairs, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Director of Public Affairs, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia and Public Affairs Advisor to the Chief of Staff, Army, Office of the Chief, Public Affairs in, United states Army in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a public affairs officer, he served in a number of duty positions as an Infantryman including: Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Motor Officer, Company Commander, and Operations Officer. He holds the Army Basic Parachutist badge and Ranger Tab.

Boone is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College and Troy State University. He holds a Master of Science in Strategic Studies and Master of Science in International Relations. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit (3 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 awards) and Army Achievement Medal (3 awards).