Major Bowen leads the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations and provide for the safety and security of all employees at CNFA.
Prior to joining CNFA, Bowen worked as a lead operations officer with the Department of State and focused on counter-violent extremism, political violence and conflict mitigation in Sub-Sahara Africa. He also worked for RTI International, where he was a senior governance specialist and served in positions as a regional team leader and regional operations officer on a USAID project in Iraq. Bowen retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel having served in the active and reserve components.
Some of his awards include two Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State, two Bronze Stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutists Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Bowen holds a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University, a graduate certificate from the Naval Post-Graduate School in Stability, Security and Development in Complex Operations (SSDCO) and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University. Bowen is also a board certified security professional earning the recognition of a Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ).