Col. David F. Bowers
COL David F. Bowers was born at Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2 000 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in History. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant, Military Intelligence, from the University of Texas at Arlington.
COL Bowers attended the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School where he received a Masters of Strategic Acquisitions and National Security Policy. Additionally, he earned a Masters of Science in Global Business from University of San Diego, and a Master s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. COL Bowers has served in all echelons of the Intelligence and Special Operations community. Staff assignments include: 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) Assistant S2, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Philippines Team Chief, Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTF P) Liaison and Targeting Officer, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Assistant S2, Special Operations Command Central Joint Intelligence Support Element (JISE) Chief, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (CJSOTFA) Collection Manager and JISE Chief, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan Deputy J2, Special Mission Unit (SMU) Squadron Executive Officer in 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, numerous rotations as Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) J2 and III Corps Commanding General Secretary of General Staff (SGS). COL Bowers recently completed a deployment as the J2, Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan during the Afghan crisis and Kabul Non Combatant Evacuation. He completed his deployment as a J2 in a Special Operations Task Force in the Middle East in April 2022.
COL Bowers command positions include Military Intelligence Detachment Commander, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) SMU Troop Commander, Executive Officer an d Deputy Commander. He also commanded Task Force Blue Watch in Afghanistan in 2017 2018. He completed command of the 163d Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th EMIB.
COL Bowers combat and operational deployments include: Operation Enduring Sentinel (1), Operation Resolute Support (1), Operation Inherent Resolve (2), Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan (4), Operation Iraqi Freedom (1), Operation Enduring Freedom SW Asia (1), Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines (1) and Republic of South Korea (1).
COL Bowers decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), NATO medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral Five, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Airborne Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Gold.