|LT Joshua Cowart
Lieutenant Joshua Cowart is a native of Jacksonville, FL and studied History at Jacksonville University, graduating as the Chief of Naval Operation’s Distinguished Midshipman in 2008.
At sea he served aboard USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) as the First Lieutenant and Food Service Officer, deploying in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS). Transferring to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron TWO (MSRON 2) he served as the Boat Maintenance Officer and Detachment Officer-in-Charge. Deploying with CTG 56.5, he served as the Maintenance Facility Officer-in-Charge of a joint Navy/Coast Guard maintenance yard supporting Operation NEW DAWN. Selected to participate in the Personnel Exchange Program with the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, LT Cowart served as Operations Officer in HMS MIDDLETON (M34) and HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M37) during an Operation KIPION deployment and contingency operations off Yemen. Upon returning, LT Cowart assumed the duties of Senior Naval Officer (SNO) in acting command of HMS LEDBURY (M30). Following his scheduled relief as SNO, LT Cowart served as Executive Officer in HMS QUORN (M41). He served as Deputy Watch Leader and Expedition Purser (Logistics) with Expedition Antarctic Endurance 2016. Upon completing Department Head School, he served as Weapons Officer aboard USS O’KANE (DDG 77).
Ashore, he was a student of Bulgarian Language Studies at the Defense Language Institute – Washington.
His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with Operational Distinguishing Device. He is authorized to wear the Surface Warfare Officer, Small Craft Officer-in-Charge, and Craftmaster insignias.