Gregory S. Bowen has a proven track record of building and leading teams to achieve extraordinary results. Greg’s 36 year military career culminated as the Deputy Director of Global Operations at U.S. Strategic Command, where he was responsible for Department of Defense space activities, ballistic missile defense, cyber operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear command and control.
He was part of the executive leadership team overseeing the operations of 162,000 people, billions of dollars’ worth of equipment, and our nation’s nuclear arsenal. He is a skilled planner, and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In addition to his normal duties, Greg was certified as an Airborne Emergency Actions Officer and Designated Command Alternate; in those roles, he was one of a handful of officers certified to brief the President of the United States on nuclear response options. Greg was selected for Major General (2-star), but elected to retire from active duty to pursue other interests.
Greg had the privilege of commanding units at the Battery, Battalion and Brigade levels. In those positions, he was singularly responsible and accountable for the mission, the people, the funding and the equipment. He is highly skilled at building and leading diverse teams, achieving outstanding results on time and within budget. His Battalion and Brigade commands were in high visibility, one-of-a-kind units responsible for missile defense of the Homeland. Selected as the very first commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Greg built a 206-person unit in Alaska from the ground up, resulting in a fully manned, equipped and trained team ready to defend America. As a new Brigadier General, Greg was responsible for all of the Army’s space and missile defense operations, leading more than 1500 Soldiers stationed across eleven time zones executing 24/7 operations. When not in command positions, he excelled at planning and overseeing operations, and developing risk-informed recommendations for senior leadership.
Greg is a recognized expert in space and missile defense operations, and has been a sought-after speaker on those topics as well as strategic deterrence. He has extensive experience in classified, highly sensitive programs operated by the Department of Defense and others. He has a current TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly.
Greg graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Space Studies. He also holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Over the course of his career, he completed numerous military training and education courses in leadership, space, missile defense, and nuclear operations. He is happily married and has a daughter in college and a step daughter at home.