Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon.

In his current role, Bowman has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan often for month-long visits and embedded with U.S. Marines and soldiers.

Before coming to NPR in April 2006, Bowman spent nine years as a Pentagon reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Altogether he was at The Sun for nearly two decades, covering the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the National Security Agency (NSA). His coverage of racial and gender discrimination at NSA led to a Pentagon investigation in 1994.

Initially Bowman imagined his career path would take him into academia as a history, government, or journalism professor. During college Bowman worked as a stringer at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. He also worked for the Daily Transcript in Dedham, Mass., and then as a reporter at States News Service, writing for the Miami Herald and the Anniston (Ala.) Star.

Bowman is a co-winner of a 2006 National Headliners' Award for stories on the lack of advanced tourniquets for U.S. troops in Iraq. In 2010, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of a Taliban roadside bomb attack on an Army unit.

Bowman earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, and a master's degree in American Studies from Boston College.

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Law
3:10 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Petraeus Agrees To Plead Guilty To Improperly Handling Classified Information

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 5:25 pm

In 2011, retired Gen. David Petraeus allegedly gave several books with classified information to his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom he was having an affair. He later was forced to resign as CIA director.

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Iraq
4:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 11:19 am

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National Security
5:27 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At Army Ranger School

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:05 am

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National Security
3:38 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Up First For Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter: Afghanistan And ISIS

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 5:40 pm

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Middle East
4:49 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Despite Coalition Partners, U.S. Has Done Most Airstrikes Against ISIS

Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 1:24 pm

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