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May 5, 2007
Former submarine commander Fowler taking helm in Annapolis

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As the skies cleared, Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Fowler saw what looked like a giant freighter headed straight toward his fast-attack submarine, which had surfaced in a blizzard in the roiling Japanese Sea.

He quickly declared a "back emergency," and the USS Charlotte made an abrupt right turn, just missing the ship....


Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler is to become the new superintendent of the Naval Academy on Friday.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)
May 25, 2007
Fowler replaces Rempt as Naval Academy head


Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler took the helm at the Naval Academy Friday replacing Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, who leaves the academy after four years as superintendent and heads into retirement after a 42 year career.

Fowler, a career submariner who most recently served as deputy commander of the Sixth Fleet, told an audience that included Navy Secretary Donald Winter, Chief of Naval Operations Mike Mullen — recently recommended to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs — that he was honored to return to the academy, from which he graduated in 1978....
At Naval Academy, Many Hurdles Await Incoming Superintendent

Predecessor's Stern Approach Had Alienated Some Alumni


Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler takes over as the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent at a time of great challenges at Annapolis, the most pressing of which is training future Navy and Marine officers during a time of war.

Fowler, who took the helm Friday, also must grapple with concerns faced by many college administrators, including a glaring need to upgrade campus facilities such as the academy library and improving minority recruitment, in particular of African Americans....


Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler, now leader of the Naval Academy, with son Connor, 13, and his wife, Katie, at the change-of-command ceremony.