Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion
coming to The Citadel
Navy Admiral Frank Lee Bowman, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion, will visit The Citadel on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002.
Bowman's speech, entitled "Submarine Force in an Era of Consequences: A Report on Integrating Military Capability," is part of the college's Greater Issues Lecture Series. It begins at 11 a.m. in McAlister Field House.
Greater Issues speeches are free and open to the public.
Since it was established in 1954, the Greater Issues Lecture Series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston. The series is made possible by a grant from The Citadel Foundation.
Bowman, who was raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., was commissioned following graduation in 1966 from Duke University. In 1973 he completed a dual master's program in nuclear engineering and naval architecture/marine engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was elected to the Society of Sigma Xi.
His early assignments included tours aboard several Navy ships. Bowman commanded the USS City of Corpus Christi and the USS Holland, earning several Battle Efficiency "E" awards.
Ashore, Bowman has served twice in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the submarine policy and assignment division; as the SSN 21 Attack Submarine Program Coordinator on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; as executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Naval Warfare); as deputy director of operations on the Joint Staff; and as director for political-military affairs and chief of naval personnel.
Bowman assumed his duties as director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, in September 1996 and was promoted to his present rank in October 1996.