Executive Officer Maj. Keith E Owens Maj Owens is a native of Michigan. He attended Michigan Tech University in Northern Michigan where he participated in various winter intramural sports with a fraternal affiliation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1992 and attended OCS that summer. Maj Owens has commanded at the platoon and company level and provided the leadership and guidance for a deploying reserve company, preparing them for deployment to Iraq. Upon joining 1st CEB he was the S-3 and later deployed as an individual augment the Joint staff of the Combined Joint Task Force 76 in Bagram Afghanistan in January of 2005. Serving as the senior watch officer his duties included coordination of fire support, med-evac and constant monitoring of the battlefield on a primarily Army Division staff. Upon returning from Afghanistan Maj Owens was the Battalion S-3 and XO simultaneously. He deployed again in June of 2006 to Iraq to serve on the I MEF G-8 staff (Engineering). His responsibilities included all engineer operations in GS of the MAGTF, Route Clearance (RC) scheduling, RC mission status tracking and equipment status and sourcing from MNC-I and commercial manufacturers. His personal decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy comm, Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) and the Defense MSM.
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