Matt Bowman

SpecialityU.S. Navy

LCDR Matt Bowman, U.S. Navy retired is a native of Walterboro, S.C. and

a 5th generation farmer/landowner. The child of an Army officer, he

attended 11 schools in 11 countries/states, including Thomas Jefferson

School for Science and Technology. He left high school early to attend

college. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where he earned a

Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He went to

Aviation Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an Ensign.

He went to flight school in Pensacola, graduating in the top of his class in

Primary Flight School, and was selected for the tactical jet pipeline. He

was winged as a Naval Flight Officer in 1994 and received assignment as

an Electronic Countermeasures Officer flying the EA6B aircraft in

Whidbey Island, Washington.

LCDR Bowman served at sea for 5 years aboard many aircraft carriers

including the USS KITTY HAWK, USS CARL VINSON, USS, HARRY S

TRUMAN, USS ENTERPRISE, and USS RONALD REAGAN. He served ashore

at the US Southern Command as the Counterdrug Subject Matter Expert

(Andean Ridge, Tri-border region, Narco-terrorism) where he conducted

operations in various South American Countries. He also has extensive

experience in Human Capital Management serving in Washington D.C. at

the Navy Headquarters as the Acting Director of Diversity for the U.S.

Navy. He was responsible for diversity policy affecting 338,000 active

duty sailors, 175,000 reservists and civilians.

CURRENT

Upon retirement in 2011, he left Washington D.C and returned to

Micanopy, Florida. He operated a boutique Diversity consulting practice

with clients including Department of Energy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department

of Education, and other commercial clients. In 2013, he began work on

Micanopy Winery at Countryside Vineyard on a 16-acre parcel in

Micanopy, Florida. In 2013, he was also handpicked as the Executive

Director of the Stars and Stripes Committee. The Stars and Stripes

Committee is a group of 12 retired Admirals and Generals with the

mission of creating more engineers of America. In this capacity, Matt

works closely with senior leaders from all five services and the National

Guard Bureau to build the nations STEM capacity. Matt is currently the

Director of Field Operations for Region East at Windsor Group, LLC.,

where he leads the charge to help farmers apply for the Discrimination

Financial Assistance Program.

PERSONAL

Matt is married to Dr. Crystal Bowman and is the proud father of three

children.

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