SSgt Obom Bowen

SSgt Obom Bowen

Dates of Service: Jan 1994 - Oct 2009
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  • Pvt Jan 95
  • PFC Apr 95
  • LCpl Aug 96
  • Cpl Jul 98
  • Sgt Jun 00
  • SSgt Sep 03

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Military Experiences

Aug 2004 - Dec 2015
Detachment Commander
At a diplomatic post, the detachment commander and RSO form the Post Security Team. Their relationship is the key to the security program's success. The RSO is overall responsible for all internal and external security programs, as well as all background and criminal investigations. The detachment commander is ultimately responsible to the Chief of Mission, but normally reports to the RSO on day-to-day issues. At larger posts with several RSOs, the detachment may report to one of the Assistant RSOs. The detachment commanders are responsible for the operation of the detachment and are considered "commanders" by the Marine Corps. This is a unique distinction because it is one of the very few times a staff noncommissioned officer (SNCO) can officially carry this title.
Jun 2002 - Aug 2004
Platoon Sergeant
The infantry unit leader assists commanders and operations officers in the training, deployment and tactical employment of rifle, weapons, LAR, and antitank platoons/companies and infantry, and LAR battalions, are proficient in all the infantry weapons systems. They supervise and coordinate the preparation of personnel, weapons and equipment for movement and combat, the establishment and operation of unit command posts, the fire and movement between tactical units, the fire of supporting arms, and the unit resupply and casualty evacuation effort. As a platoon sergeant or section leader in the rifle, scout sniper, weapons, heavy machinegun, LAR, and anti-armor platoons, he advises the platoon commander on all issues of discipline, morale and welfare.


(1 year, 3 months)
Jan 2006 - Jul 2006
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Responsible for providing light anti-armor, breaching, and demolitions support for the rifle Companies in an Infantry Battalion. The section is also called upon to eliminate bunkers and breach urban targets with the MK153 SMAW. Responsible for the discipline, appearance, training, control, conduct, and welfare or the section at all times.
Jan 1995 - Aug 1995
The infantry assaultman employs rockets, the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS), and demolitions. Assaultmen provide rocket fire against fortified positions in support of the rifle squads, platoons, and companies within the infantry battalion. Additionally, assaultmen employ APOBS, demolitions, and breaching/infiltration techniques.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Aug 2003 - Sep 2003

Individual & Special Skill Schools
Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher