Age 45, of South Lyon, passed away suddenly March 6, 2011.
He was born August 25, 1965 in Highland Park, Michigan to Donald E. and Ellen C. (McLaughlin) Bowman. Jeff, a 1983 graduate of Fordson High School, married the love of his life, Kristen Calder on August 12, 1994. They moved to South Lyon from Bowie, Maryland in 2002.
Mr. Bowman joined the Federal Air Marshal Service in March 2002.
Assigned to the Detroit Field Office, Mr. Bowman has served as the Operations Section Supervisor since April 2007. As the Operations SFAM he would oversee the daily field office operations ensuring an amiable balance between the agency's mission tempo (domestic and international), training requirement and employee quality of life concerns.
Mr. Bowman was promoted to the rank of J-Band in October 2005 and served as a Squad Supervisor managing the daily activities of fifteen FAMs. From March 2002 to October 2005, Mr. Bowman served as a Mission Flying FAM, Acting Supervisor (9 months) and Operations Officer. Mr. Bowman was instrumental during the stand up phase of the FAMS Detroit Field Office. Mr. Bowman authored and assisted in the creation of numerous field office standard operating procedures as well as creating and implementing the scheduling procedures that are still in use.
Above all else, Jeff adored his family. He was a dedicated Dad who was constantly involved in every aspect of his children’s lives. Jeff loved to travel nationally and internationally and stored a wealth of knowledge of world and American history.