Military Bios

Rear Admiral Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Fowler:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
Upon commissioning, he entered the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit Bremerton (SSN 698), serving as Weapons Officer. His other sea duty tours were as Engineer Officer on USS Alaska (SSBN 732), making two strategic deterrent patrols; Executive Officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709); and Commanding Officer, USS Charlotte (SSN 766). Under his command, Charlotte transferred from Norfolk to Pearl Harbor and made its first western Pacific/Indian Ocean/Arabian Gulf deployment, earning the Seventh Fleet Award for Undersea Warfare Excellence and a Navy Unit Commendation. He also served as Commander, Submarine Squadron Three, responsible for eight fast-attack, nuclear-powered submarines.
Ashore, Rear Adm. Fowler has served as a submarine tactics instructor at Naval Submarine Training Center, Pacific; junior member on the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Head, Submarine Programs Section of the Programming Division (N80) on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations; and Deputy Executive Assistant to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N8) and Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Other assignments ashore included Pacific submarine force Prospective Commanding Officer instructor; Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and as a military fellow (2002-2003), where he became a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
In July 2003, he reported as Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.
Raised in Bismarck, N.D., Rear Adm. Fowler has also earned a masterís degree in business administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a masterís degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Rear Adm. Fowler has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (one gold star), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (four gold stars), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.
Effective: 7 October 2003


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