Jonathan Lewis is a co-founder of AvaCal Technical and Service-Disabled US Army Veteran. As a 2005 West Point graduate, Jonathan was a four-year Army Football letter winner and served the Army as a Field Artillery Officer. Jonathan deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2006 as a member of a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) battalion serving as a Radar Platoon Leader in a Target Acquisition Battery assigned to 4th Infantry Division in support of operations in the Multi-National Division-Baghdad.
Jonathan gained great leadership experience as he was directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of AN/TPQ 37 Fire Finder Radars (Q-37) and the safety of his Soldiers. While deployed Jonathan performed tactical coordination for radars including communications networks, security support, force protection measures, land clearance for radar positioning, logistics, and administration. He briefed very senior personnel daily on acquisition data and trends to help facilitate a fluid understanding of enemy forces and how they operated over the course of his deployment. Counter fire assets used data provided by Jonathan and his Soldiers to prevent future insurgent indirect fire capabilities.
Jonathan also served as a Fire Support Officer for U.S. Army Central (USARCENT), coordinating and synchronizing lethal and non-lethal capabilities to achieve the desired effects across the full spectrum of operations in support of U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This valuable experience translated well to the government services sector as Jonathan transitioned from the Army after over five years of service.
Jonathan has extensive experience performing systems engineering, systems integration, software design and analysis, requirements development, capabilities analysis, system test and evaluation support, and product development for industry. His experience also includes performing software requirements analysis and software integration duties supporting the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). He coordinated technical planning and software verification and validation tasks, ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into systems solutions. His software engineering experience includes working with IBCS indirect fire and radar components including Sentinel radars, Patriot radars, and Patriot launchers. Jonathan has experience working with several other indirect fire weapons systems including MLRS, HIMARS, ATACMS, and GMLRS as he also supported the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM) program as a Soldier in Iraq and Deputy Integrated Product Team Lead as an engineer.
Jonathan's professional experiences provides a solid foundation for his thorough understanding of indirect fire system principles and real-world applications. Jonathan is currently a MBA Candidate at the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce.