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On the heels of the Department of Defenses’ updated Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board members General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret), former commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, General Ron Keys, USAF (ret), former commander of U.S. Air Combat Command , and Admiral Frank “Skip” Bowman, USN (ret), the former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the deputy administrator for Naval Reactors in the NNSA, wrote an Op-ed titled: “The US military refuses to be ‘too late’ on climate change.” The Op-ed was picked-up by over 30 newspapers across the United States and globally. (more…)
We are deeply honored to welcome Admiral Frank L. “Skip” Bowman, U.S. Navy (ret) to the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board.
Bowman is a retired U.S. Navy 4-star Admiral. He served as director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program overseeing the operations of all US Navy submarine and aircraft carrier nuclear reactors, and concurrently as deputy administrator for naval reactors in the Naval Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy. He was also Chief of Naval Personnel, Joint Staff director for Political-Military Affairs, and served aboard 5 nuclear submarines, commanding one of them. Recently, he served as a member of the military advisory board for the 2008 CNA Corporation study on National Security and the Threat of Climate Change, and as the Co-Chair of the NRC/NSB study National Security Implications of Climate Change on U.S. Naval Forces”. Bowman is a graduate of Duke University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.