307th Civil Engineer Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Senior Airman Celeste Zuniga
  • 307th Bomb Wing

 Lt. Col. April Bowman took command of the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron during a change of command ceremony here June 5, 2021.

Bowman entered the U.S. Air Force in 2003 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate from Boston University. She has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, Vermont and a Doctorate of Civil Engineering from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Bowman readily accepted the challenge to command the 307th CES.

“It is through hardship that we end up finding more strength, more certainty of what we really want, and more confidence in who we really are,” Bowman said.

Bowman has two deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom under her belt, as well as a remote assignment to Korea. As a civilian, she is a Research Civil Engineer in the Centrifuge Research Complex of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi currently overseeing a multi-million dollar renovation to equipment and facilities.

She underlined the squadron’s resiliency by alluding to its positive transformation over the past few years and vowed to use the squadron’s welfare as her motivation.

“My heart and my purpose are here,” said Bowman. “I am never going to stop thinking about how to make this squadron better.”