Mike Lowe is a Senior Research Fellow and the Director for the Marine Corps’ Center of Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO). He joined the CETO team in June 2006.
Mr. Lowe possesses over 35 years of military experience, leadership and executive level management. As a Marine with over 30 years of military service, he served in a variety of service, joint and combined command and staff assignments and participated in numerous “real world” military and civilian-military operations. He has held command positions at the platoon, company, battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and Installation levels. He has held operational staff positions at the battalion, division, special operations command, and Marine Expeditionary Force levels with leadership experience at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Headquarters Marine Corps and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.
Since retiring from the Marine Corps, he has served as a Research Fellow, the Director of Operations, and the Executive Director of the “futures” division of a military warfighting laboratory focused upon identification and anticipation of alternative future security environments, strategic trends and patterns, identification of emerging threats and opportunities, future concepts development and support of Marine, Naval and Joint combat development and experimentation programs.
Mr. Lowe is widely recognized as an expert in warfighting, operational planning and assessment, MAGTF expeditionary operations, and military training and education.
Mr. Lowe is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, the Marine Corps War College, the Joint Forces Command & Staff College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School.