CAPT Bowdich is a 1994 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. CAPT Bowdich attended primary flight training at VT-28 at NAS Corpus Christi, TX and advanced rotary wing training at HT-18. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1997.
Commander James A. Brownlee is a native of Upper Black Eddy, PA., where he graduated from Palisades Senior High School. He was then accepted and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science in Airway Science Management. Following graduation, CDR Brownlee entered the United States Navy and attended Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
Command Master Chief
A native of Anniston, Alabama, Master Chief Leonard enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1993. He reported to basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois September 7, 1993. He graduated from Apprentice Training Division as an undesignated seaman and reported to his first command, January 1993 USS Puget Sound (AD 38) Norfolk, Virginia.