Panetta promoting J-6 director to Lt. Gen.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Mark Bowman to the rank of Lt. Gen. Bowman currently serves as director of the J-6 and chief information officer for the Joint Staff where he is the director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers.

Bowman’s bio:

Major General Mark S. Bowman is the Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He develops C4 capabilities; conducts analysis and assessments; provides Joint and Combined Force C4 guidance, and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs and strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Most recently, he served as the Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks, and Space, Office of the Army CIO/G-6 for establishing and maintaining strategy, policy, and guidance to build, integrate, communicate, and facilitate the seamless implementation of the Army’s network (LandWarNet) in a Joint and Coalition environment.

Major General Bowman was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 28 May 1978. He has served in several joint and operational assignments and has commanded at every level from company to Signal Brigade.

His Army principal staff assignments have been as Supply Officer and Training Officer, 2nd Battalion,1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; Communications Systems Engineer and Chief, Force Structure Branch, 5th Signal Command, Germany; Project Officer and Chief, Concepts Branch for Concepts and Studies Division, Combat Development Directorate, Fort Gordon, GA; Operations Officer, 67th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA; Executive Officer and Staff Officer for Modernization and Integration for Tactical Systems Directorate, Office of Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), Washington, DC; and Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), 9th Signal Command (Army), Fort Huachuca, AZ. His Joint staff assignments included Staff Officer for C4 Systems Directorate, National Military Command System, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Wash., D.C.; Chief, Operations Division, Joint Staff Support Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Wash., D.C.; Chief of Staff, DISA, Arlington, VA; and Director, J-6, US Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL.

He commanded D Company, 6th Battalion, 1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; 54th Signal Battalion, Saudi Arabia; Joint Staff Support Center, DISA, Washington, DC; and 11 th Signal Brigade, Fort Huachuca, AZ, which deployed to the Middle East for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; and Deputy Commanding General (Support), Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Arlington, VA.

Major General Bowman has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Norwich University, VT, where he received his commission. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, PA.


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