USS OAK HILL


Commander Orlando S. Bowman
Executive Officer

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Commander Bowman is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky and is the son of a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer. He reported to Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida in November of 1989. After being selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology from the University of Maryland in July of 1999.

At sea, he served onboard USS BATTAN (LHD 5) as Gunnery Officer and 2nd Division Officer; USS TORTUGA (LSD 46) as Operation Officer; PC CREW GOLF as Commanding Officer of USS SIROCCO (PC 6), on which he deployed in.

Ashore, Commander Bowman served as Flag Lieutenant to Commander Amphibious Group Two; EA & Seamanship & Navigation Instructor at the United States Naval Academy; Placement Officer, Bureau of Naval Personnel from; Amphibious Module Instructor, Tactical Training Group Atlantic.

He earned his Masters of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Commander Bowman's decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (three awards) and various campaign and service awards.