JAN.9, 2023— Our latest Pal-Mac Alumni Spotlight focuses on Brandon Rowe, a 2006 graduate.
Rowe's mother, Jody, recognized him for his ongoing efforts in the United States Navy.
Rowe, a Chief Petty Officer, is currently serving as a Facilities Investment Performance Assessment Representative at PWD Diego Garcia, a Naval Support Facility located in British Indian Ocean Territory. As he is on deployment, he couldn't be reached for comment.
During his time at Pal-Mac, Rowe was in the Ski Club and the Future Business Leaders of America Club, among other outlets.
In his Senior Last Words entry to the 2006 yearbook, Rowe wrote in part:
"Wow, High School is over, my years at Pal-Mac here fun, but I'm ready for the outside world. One thing I know I have gained from Pal-Mac is memories. I was not the type to join a sport, but I still think I had good school spirit."
He added construction class as a memory that stuck out to him.
Construction was a passion Rowe took with him to the Navy. He first joined after graduating and soon reported to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion.
He completed four deployments to Kuwait, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Japan. Rowe also served as Project Crewmember and Crew Leader for various construction projects. His notable achievements include Seabee Combat Warfare qualification and advancement to Third Class Petty Officer.
Rowe continued to climb the ranks over the last decade before being promoted to the Petty Chief Officer position in October 2022. He's received four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, five Good Conduct Medals, and various campaign and service ribbons.
Rowe has two daughters, Mia and Anna Zo Coker-Rowe.
In an email, his mother said:
"We are so grateful to the Technology Program at Pal-Mac which gave Brandon the foundation for his career as a Seabee Builder in the Navy. We are so proud of your success as a family and community. Thank you for your service."
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