CMDCM(NAC/AW/SW) John Bowler
Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN
United States Navy
CMDCM(NAC/AW/SW) John Bowler was born in Richmond, Va. and is a graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School Class of 1991. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1993 and completed Recruit Training in Orlando, Fla. Bowler then reported to and completed Naval Aircrew Candidate School and Aviation Rescue Swimmer School in Pensacola, Fla.
Bowler's source rating was an Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator. His career duty assignments include: HS-3 Rescue Swimmer and Sensor Operator; HS-10 Instructor/Master Training Specialist; HS-8 Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO); USS George Washington (CVN 73) Undersea Warfare Module LCPO and Combat Direction Center LCPO; Search and Rescue Swimmer School Jacksonville senior instructor/Senior Enlisted Leader; Command Senior Chief, Transient Personnel Unit, Naval Base Kitsap, Washington, Command Master Chief, MCM Crew Conflict, and Command Master Chief for Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility, Jacksonville.
CMDCM Bowler holds an Associates of Science Degree from Excelsior College and is in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 136) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 70). His personal awards include the Air Medal (three S/F awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as a Naval Aircrewman, Master Training Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.