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Christopher Bowen

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Last updated: Apr 19, 2016

Chris Bowen is a senior analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he provides strategic planning advice and policy analysis to civilian and military leadership. Previously, he deployed to Afghanistan where he conducted all-source intelligence collection and analysis.  Chris is also a former Army Infantry officer and decorated combat veteran. He served in multiple positions including Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, and Company Commander. Chris holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy.

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