Neal E. Bowen

Odenton, MD 21113

I desire a challenging and rewarding position in information technology related to project management or network engineering and design.
34th Intelligence Squadron (with duty at National Security Agency), Fort Meade, MD
February 2012 - present
Senior National Security Agency Military Advisor
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Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, A6, Scott AFB, IL
October 2011 - February 2012
Chief, Mission Support Branch
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
March 2011 - September 2011
Knowledge Management Officer
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Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, A6, Scott AFB, IL
February 2010 - March 2011
Chief, Knowledge Operations Branch
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U.S. Central Command, J3, MacDill AFB, FL
July 2009 - January 2010
Action Officer, Interagency Action Group
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Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, A6, Scott AFB, IL
December 2008 - July 2009
Chief, Plans Branch
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U.S. Joint Forces Command, J7, Fort McPherson, GA
November 2006 - December 2008
Chief, Operations Support Branch
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U.S. Army Forces Command, J6, Fort McPherson, GA
November 2004 - November 2006
Joint Exercise Planner
  • Assists leading U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) exercise and interoperability team in planning and implementing U.S. Joint Forces Command and FORSCOM-sponsored combined and joint exercises involving complex communications support for live and simulation-assisted training.
  • Plans, implements and oversees budget for communications support to these exercises.
  • Represents FORSCOM interests at planning conferences for numerous other joint exercises.
  • Reviews publications, conducts research and prepares FORSCOM position papers and briefs affecting a wide range of joint interoperability issues, as well as FORSCOM operations.

460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
July 2003 - November 2004
Chief, Information Systems Flight
  • Led 130 officers, enlisted, and civilians managing the base network control center, help desk, information awareness, equipment control and messaging support to over 2,800 computer network customers.
  • Responsible for control of communications circuits supporting the $2B Space-Based Infrared System providing real-time strategic and theater missile warning to the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff and combatant commanders.
  • Managed the wing's Information Assurance Awareness Program--advised unit commanders on Communications Security, Computer Security and Emission Security programs.

2d Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
October 2001 - July 2003
Chief, Systems Support Flight
  • Led 17 officers, enlisted, and civilians providing operational support of $16 billion missile warning complex.
  • Managed configuration control, testing, evaluation, and system security activities ensuring availability of satellite mission software producing missile warning data for Department of Defense users worldwide.
  • Advised commander and operations officer on system problems and recommended and implemented solutions.
  • Led team of program office personnel, contractors, and site maintainers to ensure total support for the Space-Based Infrared System.

Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency, Arlington, VA
October 1998 - October 2001
Chief, Network Implementation Branch
  • Led nine member branch of officers, enlisted, and contractors to accomplish multi-discipline information technology projects.
  • Responsible for defining, developing, planning, and implementing classified and unclassified command, control, communications, and computer systems.
  • Managed over $10 million in classified and unclassified network projects supporting the offices of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff and Headquarters Air Force.
  • Reviewed technical solutions to ensure compliance with customer requirements and Air Force standards, directed acquisition of equipment, and ensured installation, testing, and transition of network systems to operational status.

Headquarters, Standard Systems Group, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL
July 1996 - October 1998
Chief, Pacific Air Forces Defense Message System Implementation
  • Managed implementation of Defense Message System products for all Air Force sites in the Pacific Theater.
  • Program focal point for implementation issues relating to security, infrastructure, training, and resources.
  • Created the plans, strategies, and procedures required to acquire and install assets exceeding $2.7 million and potentially 50,000 end customers.
  • Provided technical and project execution guidance to evaluate the products of 15 systems engineering and installation teams.
  • Developed and coordinated plans and key processes with Air Force major commands, Defense Information Systems Agency, and other Department of Defense services and agencies and presented briefings to executive managers.

Headquarters, Standard Systems Group, Operating Location B, Tinker AFB, OK
June 1995 - July 1996
Chief, Defense Message System Testing Section
  • Managed teams of Defense Information Systems Agency warranted testers.
  • Responsible for certification testing of all new of modified Air Force Defense Message System message processing systems.
  • Ensured message processing systems perform in accordance with approved operational documents and do not adversely affect the message processing and switching functions of the Defense Information Systems Network Automatic Digital Network. 
  • Wrote, reviewed, approved, and maintained test documents for new and existing message processing systems.
  • Served as advisor to contractors and Air Force agencies for the certification requirements for new systems development.
The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management, Washington, DC
May 2001
Master of Science in Information Systems Technology
Cumulative GPA: 3.84 (4.0 scale)
Clarkson University, School of Science, Potsdam, NY
May 1995
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Great Distinction
Cumulative GPA: 3.85 (4.0 scale)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Windows NT 4.0 Server, certified in June 2000
  • Network Hardware: Familiar with principles of multi-vendor routers, switches, hubs, network interface cards, fiber-optic and copper cabling and connectors, media converters, structured cable plants.
  • Network Protocols: Knowledge of TCP/IP, Ethernet, ATM, FDDI, Serial, DSL
  • Applications: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Visio, Defense Message System
  • Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP
  • Programming Languages: Visual Basic, basic HTML
  • Security Clearance: Top Secret (SCI Eligible)

Copies of Officer Performance Reports (annual appraisals) can be provided upon request

Last Update: 18 Oct 2012