3d Radio Battalion Commanding Officer
LtCol Owen received a commission in the Marine Corps after graduating from the Naval Academy in May 2003. He deployed twice to Iraq with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines: first as a rifle platoon commander in 2004 and later as a Combined Anti-Armor Team platoon commander in 2006. He also deployed as a Force Reconnaissance platoon commander with SPMAGTF Afghanistan in 2008 and led direct action raids against Taliban leadership across the Helmand and Farah provinces. He returned to Afghanistan in 2011, this time to Garmser District, as a company commander with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines
LtCol Owen led the Underwater Search and Recovery Team for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in 2012 and successfully recovered and repatriated the remains of nine service-members lost during World War II. He took orders to 1st Recon Battalion in 2013 and served as the battalion operations officer before taking command of 1st Force Reconnaissance Company in 2014.
LtCol Owen reported to Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command in 2017 to lead Combat Mission Team 1. He led numerous cyberspace missions in support of real world operations until he assumed command of Cyberspace Warfare Task Group 2 at Fleet Cyber Command in 2019, and later Cyberspace Warfare Task Group 1 in 2020.
LtCol Owen is a graduate of the Basic Reconnaissance Course, the Naval Command and Staff College, and the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School. His personal decorations include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Valor device, and the Purple Heart (third award). He is the 2012 recipient of the Navy League General John A. Lejeune Leadership Award and is a qualified military freefall parachutist and combatant diver.