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HMC(FMF) Matthew Bowers

Enlisted Delayed Entry Program December 7, 1977

Reported for AD to Navy Recruit Training Depot Orlando Florida March 16, 1978

Completed Boot Camp

Reported to Naval Hospital Corps "A" School, July 1978

Completed "A" School

Reported to Fleet Marine Force Service School (FMSS), Area 21, Camp Pendleton Sept 1978

Completed FMSS "C" School

Reported to my first duty assignment with Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Evans Branch Clinic, 3rd MARDIV, Okinawa Japan October 1978

Advanced through HM2 while on the ROCK

Reported for duty as Medical Dept Representative, NAVRES Center, Jamestown, NY in April 1981

Reported for HM "C" School, Independent Duty Technician, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA April 1983

Reported aboard the USS LaSalle in Diego Garcia for a one year tour in May of 1984

Actually got off the LaSalle 18 months later

NAS Kingsville, TX

Made CPO in 1986, initiated September 1986 at the CPO Club NAS Kingsville.

Decided that I wanted a Master's degree in a field of study that was not available to me in the Navy, so I separated in August of 1989 and enrolled in Sam Houston State Univ, Hunstville, TX.

Worked 6 years as an Adult Probation Officer in the Harris County Adult Probation Dept, Houston, TX

Am now an IT geek... the IT Director for a small business management / HR consulting company in St Louis. Married 16 years and have a beautiful 6 year old daughter.