HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

MAJOR GENERAL ALBERT J. BOWLEY

PRINT | E-MAIL

Maj. Gen. Albert J. Bowley is deputy chief of staff, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.

General Bowley was born at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1921. After attending Millard's Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

He graduated from West Point in June 1943 as a pilot and second lieutenant with a bachelor of science degree. He went to B-17 transition training in Florida and after several months of training at several locations in the United States, he was assigned as a B-17 instructor pilot, first at Tampa, Fla., and then at Gulfport, Miss.

After a year of instructor duty the general was assigned to the 306th Bombardment Group, Thurlegh, England, in December 1944 as a B-17 pilot. From December 1944 until May 1945, he flew 22 combat missions with the 306th Group, accumulating 187 hours of combat flying time in B-17 aircraft.

From June 1945 until August 1946, he was assigned as commander of a detachment of the 306th Bombardment Group which had a mission of photo-mapping the European area. He left the 306th Bombardment Group in August 1946 for an assignment as squadron operations officer with the 305th Bombardment Group at Lechfeld, Germany.

General Bowley left Germany in June 1947 for an assignment as aircraft commander and squadron operations officer with the 43d Bombardment Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. In June 1952 he was transferred to the 303d Bombardment Wing at Davis-Monthan with duty as commander of the 358th Bombardment Squadron.

After some seven years at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the general left to attend the Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. This was followed by a three year assignment at Headquarters Strategic Air Command where the general was assigned as chief of the Training Surveillance Branch, Training Division, Directorate of Operations.

He returned to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., to attend the Air War College. Following completion of the Air War College in 1959 General Bowley moved to the 3d Air Division, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as director of operations.

From August 1961 until January 1963, the general was stationed at March Air Force Base, Calif. While there he was assigned as chief of the Control Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Fifteenth Air Force; deputy commander for operations, 22d Bombardment Wing; and deputy director, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Fifteenth Air Force.

In January 1963 General Bowley was assigned as deputy executive to the vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In June 1963 he became executive to the vice chief of staff and remained in that position until August 1966, when he was assigned as commander, 40th Air Division. He was reassigned to Loring Air Force Base, Maine as 45th Air Division commander in July 1967.


(Current as of Feb. 1, 1971)

Engage

Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: Battling #COVID; a cyber Airman’s story - https://t.co/HsJv6J7r2A #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient #ReadyAF https://t.co/y7…
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: #ReserveCitizenAirman makes life-saving decision - https://t.co/ZPviQZRrEX (Story by the @307BombWing) #ReserveReady #Rese
Twitter
The Impact of Sharing Stories of Recovery and Resiliency Lt Col Katharine McGregor did not know much about the… https://t.co/17VibuxnTc
Twitter
Many search for years to find their true passion in life. For Staff Sgt. Camrin Northrop, a firefighter for both th… https://t.co/QcNrBXPCV0
Twitter
From their homes to yours, check out the @AirNatlGuard Band of the South! #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/yb7GhZZ5A3
Twitter
Reintegration will be a deliberate & phased approach to protect Airmen & Space Professionals. Learn to maintain rea… https://t.co/egQSAV5uRB
Twitter
The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft used for i… https://t.co/livZYQyXnH
Twitter
Dr. Quinton Sasnett, a faculty member at Air University, talks about the university's civilian associates degree pr… https://t.co/0BgoCiGCUy
Twitter
Improving mental health through expressive writing. @KadenaAirBase https://t.co/zVoYTQQl5z
Twitter
Medical pros at Kadena Air Base, 3-D printed naso-pharyngeal swabs to test potential #COVID19 patients. The dental… https://t.co/h8q1HgLjRZ
Twitter
The MC-12W is a medium-to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft. Its primary mission is providing intelligen… https://t.co/st7WRJLDHB
Twitter
Know what resources, treatments & therapies are available for invisible wounds. https://t.co/H2A7fYb8s3
Twitter
“The Total Force team at Eielson plays a pivotal role that extends throughout Alaska and projects into the Arctic.”… https://t.co/7nSYEtYWHj
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: 🙌🎉 Congrats to the @usairforce's newest pilots as Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-18 graduates today at @…
Twitter
.@JointBasePHH Airmen participate in a ramp drop from a C-17 Globemaster III. The 25th Air Support Ops Squadron is… https://t.co/AZVT6Qzmgv
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: It is a pleasure to be in #Alaska to see #Airmen and #SpaceProfessionals in action! Whether it’s F-35s & F-22s protectin…
Twitter
RT @EielsonAirForce: When @SecAFOfficial comes to visit, we show off the 'cool stuff' https://t.co/sGCSnVOOXg
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: A career worth a thousand words: Colonel Campbell reflects on career in aviation - https://t.co/atNAeYOoMI (Story by @Dobb
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,252,548
Follow Us