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Transient Personnel Unit - Puget Sound Leadership Biographies

Commanding Officer, Transient Personnel Unit - Puget Sound 

Lieutenant Commander Ryan Bowers

A native of Clearlake, California, Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Bowers enlisted as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic (AME) in 2001 and received his commission through Seaman to Admiral in 2011.

Bowers is a Human Resources (HR) Officer with a proven subspecialty in Manpower Systems Analysis and is board certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).   A graduate of San Diego State University, he earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and has completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME1).

HR assignments include service as Fleet Programming and Manpower (POM) Analyst, Fleet Distribution Officer, and Executive Assistant for the Director, Total Force Management, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N1), Officer in Charge, Yokosuka Transient Personnel Unit, Officer in Charge, Pretrial Confinement Facility Yokosuka, and as Manpower Analyst and Individual Augmentee Coordinator for Commander, Navy Region Southwest.

Enlisted assignments include tours as a maintenance professional in Strike Fighter Squadron 192 in Atsugi, Japan deploying onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and Strike Fighter Squadron 146 in Lemoore, CA deploying onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He also served as a Recruiter at Navy Recruiting District San Francisco where he was meritoriously advanced to First Class Petty Officer. 

Bowers’ military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (four awards). 


Executive Officer, Transient Personnel Unit - Puget Sound 

Lieutenant  Meghan F. R. Hoover

A Seattle native, Meghan F. R. Hoover graduated from Washington State University Pullman, Washington with a BA in Sociology in May 2005.
LT Hoover enlisted in the Navy in May 2011 as an Air Traffic Controller (AC). In November 2011, LT Hoover reported to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida where she advanced to Second Class Petty Officer, qualified as Tower Supervisor and was awarded Junior Sailor of the year for 2013. After graduating Carrier Air Traffic Control “C” School, LT Hoover reported to Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility where she advanced to First Class Petty Officer, qualified as Radar Supervisor, and was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS).
After graduating OCS in February 2016, LT Hoover attended the Information Warfare Basic Course with follow on training as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer. Her first tour as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer was at Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii where she served as the Training Department Head and Deputy Senior Operations Officer (DSOO) working for the Hawaii Security Operation Center at NSA/CSS Hawaii. While at NIOC Hawaii she earned her M.S. in Leadership from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
LT Hoover then served at Information Warfare Training Group (IWTG) San Diego working as the N1 Administration Officer where she was board certified as a Professional in Human Resources and selected for Lateral Transfer to Human Resources community.
Hoover’s military awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendations Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.


Command Senior Chief, Transient Personnel Unit - Puget Sound  

Command Senior Chief Ilan J. Saulnier

Command Senior Chief Ilan J. Saulnier is a native to Reno, raised in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. He enlisted in the United States Navy in June of 2007 and reported to Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois that same month. He successfully completed ET “A” school in June of 2008. In February of 2024, he was selected for Command Senior Chief (CMDCS).

His Sea duty assignments include:  USS Cape St. George (CG-71) and USS Spruance (DDG-111) in San Deigo, CA.

His subsequent shore duties include Center for Surface Combat Systems detachment Pearl Harbor, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training detachment Atsugi, Japan, and Surface Combat Systems Training Command Headquarters, Dahlgren, Virginia. 

CMDCS Saulnier graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 259 (Khaki) in February 2023. He holds an Associates in Science with emphasis on Electronic Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University and is in pursuit of his Bachelors.

Command Senior Chief Saulnier is qualified to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) insignia.  His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Award (six awards), Good Conduct Medal (five awards), and various other Unit and campaign awards.


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