Jeff Fowler promoted to president of AOC
Chantilly, VA-based American Operations Corporation (AOC) announced on July 13 that Jeffrey Fowler has been appointed as president to lead business development and operations, effective July 1, 2017.
“VADM Fowler’s promotion to this new leadership position of president is an important step for the future of our family-owned company,” said L. Frank (Smokey) Field, co-founder and chairman.
Fowler has been a member of the AOC team since 2014. Prior to his time at AOC, he was a senior vice president at Strayer University, a proprietary, higher education institute for working adults. Fowler completed 32 years of Navy service in 2010. A career submariner, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and served on five submarines, including command of USS Charlotte (SSN 766), and was the commander of Submarine Squadron Three’s eight fast-attack, nuclear-powered submarines.
Following selection to flag officer, Fowler served as commander, Navy Recruiting Command, responsible for all active and reserve Navy recruiting in the nation; commander, Submarine Group 8 in Naples, Italy; and as the 60th superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with distinction from the Naval Academy, Fowler’s education includes master’s degrees in business administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu and in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served as a fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is now a lifetime member.
“I am excited to continue to serve our AOC team in this new role of president,” said Fowler.