Mr. Bowdren, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is NIPO’s executive director.

Articles by Steve Bowdren

The Marine Corps has several programs of record that—combined with Navy and joint programs—comprise a “capability portfolio.” It contributes directly to service-level and joint integrated air and missile defense, including the suite of ground-based air-defense systems such as the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System shown here.

Equipping the Marine Corps Expeditionary Force

By Stephen J. Bowdren
April 2024
Rapidly equipping the Marine Corps with emerging modernized capabilities—both minimum viable capabilities and full-fledged programs of record—remains the “north star” for its acquisition professionals.