Name: EN2/E5 Eric Cortez Bowen Jr.
Command: LCS 11 USS Sioux City Blue.
Job: In charge of the maintenance and upkeep of all Auxiliary equipment onboard USS Sioux City.
Age: 25
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Favorite Hobby: Playing Basketball and working out.
Hero: My Dad, he taught me the right things to do, kept me in the right track and told me to "Never give up".
Best Piece Of Advice Received: Everything you do in life has a consequence, it can be good or bad. So choose your actions wisely.
Goal For Navy: Advance to 1st Class Petty Officer.
How Has The Navy Improved Your Life?: The Navy has given me a trade I can use later on as a civilian. It also has given me the opportunity to travel, see the world and appreciate different cultures.
(Command Answer) Why was this Sailor/Officer Chosen To Be Highlighted? EN2 developed a system which will be used to validate and/or procedures to be used in Engineering systems onboard the pre-commissioning littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS-11). Also as his department Training Petty Officer, he developed short and long range training plans, administered level of knowledge exams for his department, and tracks his department's individual qualifications. He is currently representing LCS community and his crew as the Griffin of the Month.