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Lewis Knapp, Jr.

Texas Ambassador

Name: Lewis G. Knapp, Jr.   

Hometown: Fort Worth

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Business Position: Senior Consultant – CSPC Solutions

Civilian Education: 

BS, Behavioral/Military Science – Abilene Christian University; Master of Strategic Studies – U.S. Army War College; Master of Public Service and Administration – Texas A&M (IP); National Security Leadership Program – The George Washington University


Board of Directors, Tarrant County Veterans Council; Fort Worth Air Power Council; Board of Directors, ‘Our Community Salutes, DFW’; Board of Directors/Mentor/Trainer, Pathways to Hope (Incarcerated Veteran Reintegration); Fort Worth ISD Vital Link Advisory Board (Student Careers in Technical Education); VP-Fort Worth, Association of the U.S. Army; USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) Support Committee; Volunteer Staff – National Medal of Honor Museum & Foundation; American Legion Post 516, Fort Worth, Texas. While on active duty, Ambassador Knapp served on the Board of Directors of the Mountain View, CA Chamber of Commerce and the VA Palo Alto Community Relations Board.

Civilian Honors: 

Gubernatorial Certificate of Recognition – Hon. Greg Abbott; Congressional Letters of Appreciation – Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18); Capitol Flag & Certificate of Recognition – Rep. Joe Barton (TX-06); Fujitsu Network Communications President’s Award, Richardson, TX

Military Retirement Date, Rank, Service and Key Positions: July 1, 2020; Colonel; U.S. Army. Group Commander, 63d Mission Command Support Group, Mountain View, CA; Congressional Liaison, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Washington, D.C.

Name of Spouse and Children: Shelly Knapp (Rankey) – married 29 years; Daughter Katie, 8th grade English Teacher; Son Graham, Student Univ. of Texas at Arlington

Army Reserve Ambassador Lewis Graham Knapp, Jr. served his country in uniform 27 years, including multiple overseas tours and 2 year-long deployments to Baghdad, Iraq and the Balkans. Ambassador Knapp’s service included multiple command and staff assignments in logistics, training, operations, force management, public affairs, and congressional affairs with postings in Texas, Virginia, New York, California and Germany. His awards & decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Joint Meritorious and Superior Unit Awards, and the Army Staff & Parachutist Badges. He and his wife Shelly are active in DFW military and Veteran support activities and members of the Castleberry Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. He is currently a Senior Consultant with CSPC Solutions.