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Shannyn W. Fowler

Executive Officer - NTAG Richmond

13 April 2022

Cmdr. Shannyn Fowler
190923-N-FI568-1001 RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 23, 2019) Navy Talent Acquisition Group Richmond Executive Officer, Cmdr. Shannyn Fowler, poses for an official Navy photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Taylor L. Jackson)
Cmdr. Shannyn Fowler
190923-N-FI568-1001
190923-N-FI568-1001 RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 23, 2019) Navy Talent Acquisition Group Richmond Executive Officer, Cmdr. Shannyn Fowler, poses for an official Navy photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Taylor L. Jackson)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Taylor Jackson
VIRIN: 190923-N-FI568-1001

Commander Shannyn Fowler grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and enlisted as a nuclear machinist mate in 1998. Accepted into the nuclear enlisted commission program, Commander Fowler graduated from University of New Mexico in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Upon earning her commission through officer candidate school, she reported to USS Trenton (LPD 14) as communications officer from 2003-2005. Following completion of the Naval nuclear propulsion training pipeline, she assumed duties on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65) from 2008-2010 as an electrical division officer and the assistant reactor training assistant where she completed two deployments, an operational readiness safeguard examination, and board of inspection and survey (INSURVE).

 

She then reported to the Joint Forces Staff College and served as an aide-de-camp to the commandant. Returning to the surface community, she reported to the USS New York (LPD 21) as the combat systems officer from 2011-2013 for the ship’s maiden deployment. Her second department head tour was on board PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) serving as the ship’s reactor training assistant from 2013 to 2015, overseeing the successful completion of the reactor safeguard examination.

 

Upon completing her department head tours, she served as the director, officer department, at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) in 2016, flag aide to the Chief of Naval Operations in 2017, and regional program manager for building partnership capacity at United States European Command (EUCOM) from 2018-2019. Returning to the nuclear community, she established the reactor training program onboard PCU John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) from 2019 to 2021.

Commander Fowler currently serves as executive officer, Naval Talent Acquisition Group Richmond.