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Meet the GC contenders - Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th SFS

Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th Security Forces Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th Security Forces Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Andrew Lewis, 50th Security Forces Squadron, joins a team of five other SF Airmen for this year's Guardian Challenge.

What is your official duty title and what are your responsibilities?

I'm a security controller in training and I maintain command and control with on-duty security forces personnel.

When did you join the Air Force and what inspired you to join?

I joined the Air Force in 2000 to follow the example of my father, grandfather and great grandfather who all proudly served their country.

What are some of your favorite personal career highlights?

My favorite career highlight was when I had the honor of serving as a personal security officer for an Army lieutenant general.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Sports, running, watching movies, and spending time with my wife and eight-year-old son.

What are you doing to prepare for the Guardian Challenge?

I'm diligently working on my personal fitness and mental discipline as well as the team's to help bring us together and function as one.

What gets you pumped up to compete and win?

Being a credit to my team, squadron and my base.

What previous experience/exposure have you had with Guardian Challenge?

In 2001, I was selected for the Defender Challenge team at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. We trained for several months and were within two days of the competition when the attacks on September 11th took place.

Why do you think Schriever will win this year's Guardian Challenge?

We have a group of guys that are the definition of team. We strive for excellence and demand the best out of each other every day.