SFC Joseph Bowser
SFC Joseph Bowser is a combat-wounded U.S. Army veteran who now serves as an advisor to the Secretary of the Army. As a below-the-knee amputee, he has advised the past five Secretaries of the Army on the many issues faced by our wounded warriors. Joseph advises on the roles and capabilities of both Military and VA health care systems. Joseph also advocates for soldiers who have suffered severe physical and mental trauma as they navigate the healthcare and personnel systems to ensure they receive the best treatment and benefits.
Since losing his leg, Joseph’s love for the sport of hockey has endured with his selection to play for the U.S. Amputee Hockey Team, which won the silver medal in 2007. The NHL has called upon him to share his experiences with their fan base and was recently named an NHL Ambassador for their “Hockey’s for Everyone” program.
With his wife, Michele, by his side, Joseph’s continued advocacy for wounded veterans includes speaking to family and friends of those with disabilities to help them navigate the highs and lows of recovery and embracing their new “normal.”