The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District selected Randy Bowker as the new chief of the Programs and Project Management Division effective Oct.18.
In this position, Bowker operates as the highest ranking civilian employee in the organization. He provides management and direction of planning, engineering and construction programs throughout the state. He is responsible for assuring efficient and timely delivery of military, civil works, environmental and other agency construction projects valued at more than $500 million annually.
He previously served as chief of the Military Branch in the Programs and Project Management Division beginning in May 2006. In that role, Bowker managed the Air Force and Army Programs. During his tenure, Bowker led the effort to provide critical military infrastructure to support the stryker brigade and aviation task force at Fort Wainwright; infantry brigade combat team and engineer brigade at Fort Richardson; and C-17 and F/A-22 aircraft at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
Earlier in his career, he worked in the Civil and Sanitary Section as a designer from October 1993 to September 2003 and a hydraulics engineer from September 1994 to January 1996. Among the many projects designed by Bowker are the Elmendorf Joint Mobility Complex, Elmendorf Visiting Officers Quarters, Fort Wainwright Military Operations in Urban Terrain collective training facility and Fort Greely runway. He also worked on the design and construction of breakwaters at Kodiak, Ouzinki and King Cove to include erosion control at Deering.
Bowker is a native of Fayetteville, N.C., and received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1992. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a master’s degree in management in 2007. Bowker holds a professional engineering license in Alaska and is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.
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Release no. 14-020