Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen is a 1986 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, where he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corp. He subsequently served in a wide variety of command and staff positions as a traditional Guardsman, an Army Reservist and on active duty.
Gowen served as a company commander in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Desert Storm and established the first Theater Aviation Maintenance Program as commander of Task Force AVCRAD 06-08 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other staff assignments include Commander, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Edgewood, Maryland; J5/7 Strategic Plans Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Maryland National Guard, Camp Fretterd, Maryland; J3 Operations Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Maryland National Guard, Camp Fretterd, Maryland; Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland; and Assistant Division Commander-29th Infantry Division (Support), Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Gowen’s award and decorations include Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal (Numeral 2), Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Air Assault Badge.
Gowen is a Senior Army Aviator. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School and the United States Army War College and holds two master’s degrees, one in Aerospace Engineering and the other in Strategic Studies.
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