Director Business Development, S.E. Asia
Mr. Cowan serves as the Director of Business Development for Skyworks Aeronautics in South East Asia. He is also the Founder, President, and CEO of Counter Force International. For over 25 years, Counter Force engaged in Tactical Training for Federal Law Enforcement and Military Officers in S.W.A.T., Hostage Rescue, Crisis Management, and Bomb Search IED. Counter Force has worked for the Department of Defense, Air Force, DEA, ATF and the Department of the Treasury, amongst others.
His military service (1969-1990) included Combat, Republic of Vietnam (1969-1971) with stints in Flight Operations, Fixed Wing Surveillance and Ground Support and S-2 MI Military Intelligence Operations. Some specific assignments while in the military included training the White House Marine Security Force and also the planning, organizing, coordinating of the training and education of the Advanced Skills Training Battalion, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Mr. Cowan has been a private pilot since 1969 and currently resides in the Philippines. He has over 400 hours of flight time in gyroplanes, many of which were performing demonstration flights for the Philippine Army, Navy, and National Police. He has also authored a number of books, including the “Urban S.W.A.T. Manual”
Mr. Cowan has degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, Business Management from the University of Dayton and Aeronautical Power from Texas A&M. He also speaks Thai, Japanese, Spanish and German.