Lists of Bowman Scholars
(by academic year)
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Admiral Frank L.
The C.J. Mack Family Foundation
kindly provided an endowment to
the Naval Academy Foundation to support the Admiral Frank Bowman Scholar Program.
Mr. John J. Mack arranged for this generous donation to honor the many
contributions of his friend, Admiral Bowman, to the Navy and to the
Frank L. “Skip” Bowman served for more than 38 years in the U.S. Navy,
rising to the rank of admiral. He was director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, the third
successor to Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, and was concurrently deputy administrator-Naval Reactors in the
National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy. In these dual positions,
he was responsible for the operations of more than 100 reactors aboard the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers
and submarines; four Navy training sites; and two Department of Energy laboratories. Additionally,
as a flag officer Admiral Bowman served on the Joint Staff as Director of Political-Military Affairs
and as the Chief of Naval Personnel. At sea, Bowman commanded the nuclear submarine
USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) and the submarine tender USS Holland (AS 32).
Following his navy career, Bowman was president and chief executive officer
of the Nuclear Energy Institute. NEI represents more than 300 domestic and international corporations
and organizations involved in nuclear energy and related technologies. He is currently
President of Strategic Decisions, LLC, in Maryland. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society
Bowman, a native of Chattanooga, is a 1966 graduate of Duke University. He completed
a dual master’s program in nuclear engineering and naval architecture/marine engineering at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and was elected to the Society of Sigma Xi. Bowman
is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of the Robert S. Landauer
Memorial Lecture Award for distinguished contributions to the field of Radiological Physics and
Radiation Health Protection. In 2003 Bowman was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane
Letters from Duke University. In 2005, he was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen of England. Bowman was also awarded
the Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French Government in 2007.
Bowman serves on the boards of directors of Morgan Stanley Mutual Funds;
BP p.l.c.; Naval and Nuclear Technologies LLP; and the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association.
He is a member of the National Security Advisory Council of the Center for U.S. Global Engagement.
He was co-chair of a National Academies/Naval Studies Board investigating the Implications of
Climate Change for Naval Forces. Bowman served as a member of the BP Independent Safety Review Panel
and is a member of the CNA Military Advisory Board. He was a director of the National Energy Foundation,
and U.S. Energy Association, and currently serves on the boards of the Armed Services YMCA of the USA,
the US Naval Submarine League, and as Chairman of the charity J Street Cup. He is a member of the
American Lung Association’s President’s Council. Bowman serves as a Trustee of the
Fairhaven United Methodist Church. He served on the MIT Nuclear Engineering Visiting Committee.
Bowman married his high school sweetheart, Linda, in 1966. The Bowmans have
two children and six grandchildren.
Last updated 21 June 2012
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