Captain Lowe graduated with a BS from UNC 1964. His first assignment was aboard the USS Frigate Bird MSC-191. He was later designated Naval Aviator # 691884 in 1968. His unique experience as both a “Black Shoe” and later a “Brown Shoe” earned him his call sign, “ Shoe”. He amassed over 5,000 flight hours with more than 800 carrier landings piloting F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats.
Commanding Officer of VT-22
Navigator of the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
Captain of the USS Caloosahatchee AO-98
Legion of Merit Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Achievement Medal