November 23, 2020
First Lieutenant Benjamin Fowler is our “Veteran of the Week.” Fowler is currently in his eleventh year of service in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in August of 2010 as a F-18 engine mechanic and was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan and Beaufort South Carolina with multiple tours to Southeast Asia. In 2015 Sgt. Fowler went into the reserves to pursue a degree in exercise science and was an active member in the Student Veterans Association (SVA) at the University of South Carolina. Fowler started in the officer candidate program through the Columbia office in the spring of 2018 and commissioned as a Lieutenant in August. Currently Fowler is stationed with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines and returned 2 months ago from a deployment in Norway as a Rifle Platoon Commander. Now he is transferring to be the Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAT) Commander at Camp Lejeune. Ben currently lives in Jacksonville, NC with his fiancé and is set to get married in January. Thank you for your service Lieutenant Fowler!