Rushville native Erik Sowder was recently promoted to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force. CPT. Sowder is assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA) as an intelligence officer at Fort Gordan, Ga., where he resides with his wife, Carolyn.
CPT. Sowder was commissioned into the U.S.A.F. in 2009 upon graduating from Purdue University. CPT. Sowder completed deployments to South Korea and Afghanistan. CPT. Sowder is the son of Robin and CWO-4 Bob Sowder (U.S. Army Ret.) of Rushville.