William Dowling, a 2015 graduate of Octorara High School and native of Lancaster County, has been highlighted in a recent press release from the Navy Office of Community Outreach.
Dowling currently serves as a fire control technician aboard USS Springfield, a submarine operating out of Naval Base Gaum. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance of advanced electronic equipment associated with guided missile systems and underwater weapons.
The press release describes Dowling as “part of a world-class organization focused on maintaining maritime dominance, strengthening partnerships, increasing competitive warfighting capabilities and sustaining combat-ready forces in support of the National Defense Strategy.”
The U.S. Navy’s submarine force consists of vessels capable of conducting rapid defensive and offensive operations around the world.
Dowling has served in the Navy for three years and said he joined to “see the world and experience different cultures.”