Fowler, Earl, Jr., VADM

 Service Photo   Service Details
50 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1983-1985, Major Commands
Service Years
1943 - 1985
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

156 kb

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Steven Loomis (SaigonShipyard), IC3 to remember Fowler, Earl, Jr. (DSM), VADM.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Contact Info
Home Town
Jacksonville, FL
Last Address
Arlington National Cemetery

Date of Passing
Feb 08, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Navy League of the United StatesMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1950, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


VAdm. Earl B. Fowler Jr., was a distinguished leader who reached the top of his profession in both his military and civilian careers. His service to the defense of this country and his dedication to the cause of freedom are immeasurable. To those of us he left behind, he was many things:  Husband --- Father --- Naval Officer --- Businessman --- Patriot --- Navy Leaguer --- Friend. He will be missed dearly and remembered well by all in whom he came in contact.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Earl B. Fowler enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He served sea duty tours aboard USS Leary (DDR- 879), USS Wright (CVL-48), USS Ranger (CV-4) and USS Columbia (CL-56). He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1946 and MIT in 1949 and held degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He also completed Harvard University's Advanced Management Program in later career.

He retired from the Navy in 1985 after 42 years of active service. At the pinnacle of his career he served as Commander Naval Sea Systems Command and Chief Engineer of the Navy, responsible for design, development, and procurement of all Navy ships and shipboard weapons systems. This included all Navy shipbuilding and repair, eight Naval Shipyards, all Naval Weapons Stations and the largest procurement office in the world and about one third of the Navy's budget. He had over 5,000 people in his headquarters and 115,000 in his Command.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Photo Album   (More...

  1958-1960, Naval Sea Units

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1958

To Month/Year
- / 1960

Naval Sea Units Unit Page

Lieutenant Commander

Not Specified

Not Specified

Not Specified
 Naval Sea Units Details

Naval Sea Units

Not Specified

Not Specified

Parent Unit
US Navy

Not Specified

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2010
My Photos For This Duty Station
No Available Photos
14 Members Also There at Same Time
Naval Sea Units

Sweatt, Charles, CPO, (1950-1970) Chief Petty Officer
Lutz, Robert Edward, LT, (1955-1972) Petty Officer Second Class
Rowell, Joseph, PO2, (1958-1961) Petty Officer Second Class
Tineo, Dick, PO3, (1952-1959) Petty Officer Third Class
Lawson, Percy B, PO3, (1956-1959) Seaman
Karsikas, Bill, PO2, (1958-1964) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
MacDonald, Robert, PO2, (1956-1960) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Noonan, Joe, PO2, (1956-1962) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
O'Day, Ronald, MCPO, (1957-1977) CTR CTR-2406 Petty Officer Second Class
Rowell, Joseph, PO2, (1958-1961) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Koskuba, William, PO3, (1956-1959) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
WILBUR, RICHARD, PO3, (1958-1961) GMG GMG-0872 Seaman 1st Class
Miceli, James, SN, (1956-1959) 00 00-0000 Seaman
Martin, Fred, PO2, (1959-1967) MR MR-0000 Fireman
Trolia, Thomas, AN, (1958-1962) AN AN-0000 Airman Apprentice

Copyright Inc 2003-2011