Major Bowen oversees the safety and security of CNFA’s staff, business infrastructure and in-country operations as Director of Global Security.
Prior to joining CNFA, Mr. Bowen worked as a Lead Operations Officer with the Department of State and focused on Counter-Violent Extremism (CVE), political violence and conflict mitigation initiatives in sub-Sahara Africa. His diverse experience also includes work for RTI International, as a Regional Team Leader and Regional Operations Officer implementing USAID contracts in Iraq, among other assignments, and as a Senior Governance Specialist.
Mr. Bowen has over 25 combined years of experience in the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army and has served in combat, stability, counterinsurgency and peace enforcement operations around the world. He was awarded two Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State, as well as two Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge and numerous individual achievement and campaign medals for his service in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Bowen holds a Master’s of Public Administration from North Carolina State University, a graduate certificate in Security, Stability and Development in Complex Operations from the Naval Post-Graduate School, a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.