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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Submariner To Head Naval Academy

RADM Jeffrey Fowler has been nominated to take the politically-sensitive job of Naval Academy Superintendent:
Fowler, a North Dakota native, is up to the task, said Master Chief Petty Officer Evelyn Banks, who was a senior enlisted adviser to Fowler at the Navy's recruiting command in Millington, Tenn.
When Banks arrived at the recruiting command in 2003, she said, sailors were concerned about a number of sexual misconduct incidents, but Fowler “created an environment where everybody felt respected.” Fowler “put the sailor first” and considered the consequences his decisions would have on people's lives, she said.
During his career, Fowler has deployed to all four oceans, as well as the Middle East, and commanded a squadron of fast-attack, nuclear-powered subs.
Since July, he has been stationed in Naples, Italy, as the deputy director of the U.S. 6th Fleet in Europe and commander of allied submarine forces on the Mediterranean.
Vigilis adds his thoughts on the nomination here. I'm pretty sure RADM Fowler will be the first submariner to head up the Academy since ADM Charles Larson. I knew RADM Fowler when he was the Commodore of SubRon Three, and I think he'll do a good job. That being said, I'll be interested to see what CDR Salamander has to say about his performance a year or so down the line.


Blogger Skippy-san said...

At least it was not Winns. Phibian gave me scare when he thought that he was going to be nominated to increase USNA's diveristy quotient.

3/19/2007 5:33 AM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

I wish him great luck, strength, and a good staff. A very good staff. I hope he replaces a few that ill-served the previous Sup.

If he is fair and consistent and isn't afraid of being fired, then things should go real well.

3/19/2007 1:37 PM


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