This article features Master Sergeant (MSG) Terrlyn M. Lewis

Master Sergeant (MSG) Terrlyn M. Lewis has served over 32 years of faithful service to the Delaware National Guard.

She is a 1983 graduate of Saint Marks High School. During her junior year, she joined the National Guard as a Private E1 on 13 April 1982 assigned to the 116th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). She completed Basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ and during her senior year completed her Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson, SC in 1983 as an Administrative Specialist (71L).
Military Experience and Education:

After spending five years as a Traditional Soldier (part-time), MSG Lewis began her full-time Active Guard Reserve (AGR) career within the 116th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) by being selected to serve as the Clerk Typist in the S1 (Admin) section. She then advanced to Unit Clerk and ended as the Personnel Staff NCO completing 11 years in the unit.

She was transferred to the 72nd Troop Command (Brigade) in April 1993 to accept the Administrative NCO position. In September 1997, MSG Lewis accepted the promotion to Sergeant First Class and was transferred to Det 5, STARC which later became 721st Troop Command (Battalion) to serve as the Personnel Staff NCO. In May 2000, she was transferred back to the 72nd Troop Command (Brigade) and assigned to the Detachment Sergeant position.

Upon the creation of the 722nd Troop Command, MSG Lewis was selected and assigned to serve as the Administrative Supervisor for the Battalion in December 2003. In January 2006, she was reassigned to Joint Force Headquarters to serve as the Senior Personnel Service Sergeant for the Enlisted Personnel Branch.

Effective January 2009, she accepted the promotion to Master Sergeant and was thereby transferred to the 193rd Regional Training Institute (RTI) and assigned as the Training Operations Sergeant. Her last assignment and transfer was in August 2011 to serve as the State Quota Source Manager for Joint Force Headquarters.

MSG Lewis’ military schools includes completion of the following:

Administrative Specialist (71L) graduating with Hall of Fame status, Human Resource Specialist (42A) as the Distinguished Honor Graduate and Unit Supply Specialist (92Y), the active component Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Dix, NJ, the reserve component Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course at Bethany Beach, DE, the active component Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course at Fort Jackson, SC, Unit Clerk Course at Little Rock, AR, Personnel Staff NCO at Little Rock, AR, Information Management Course in DE, Total Army Instructor Training Course at Bethany Beach, DE, ARNG Retirement Counselor at Little Rock, AR, Resource Management Course at Little Rock, AR, Fiscal Law at Fort Pickett, VA and Quota Source Management School/Individual Training Management Course in Maine.

Civilian Education:

She holds an Associates of Science Degree from Brandywine College of Widener University and a Baccalaureate Degree of Science (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from Welsey College.

Affiliations and Professional Designations:

Delaware National Guard Army-Air Retired Enlisted Association; Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States; Women In Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc.; The American Legion Robert L. Taylor Post #13. MSG Lewis resides in Newark, Delaware with her mother, Marsha Langston and son, Aaron M. Lewis.

Awards and Honors:

Her military decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, eight Army Good Conduct Medals, an Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, a Global War on Terrorism Medal, three Armed Forces Reserve Medals, three Non-commissioned Professional Development Ribbons, an Army Service Medal, a DE Conspicuous Service Cross, one DE Medal for Military Service Ribbon for Achievement, three DE Medal for Military Merit Ribbon for longevity, two DE Army National Guard Defense Service Ribbons, three DE Aid to Civil Authority Ribbons, three DE Army National Guard Physical Fitness Medals and a DE Unit Strength Award.

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