Chief of Engineers


Chief of Engineers

The Chief of Engineers commands the US Army Corps of Engineers. As a staff officer at The Pentagon, the Chief advises the Army on engineering matters and serves as the Army's topographer and the proponent for real estate and other related engineering programs.

As commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Chief of Engineers leads a major Army command that is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. This office defines policy and guidance and plans direction for the organizations within the Corps. The Chief of Engineers currently holds the rank of Lieutenant General but in the past has been ranked as low as Colonel.

Chief of Engineers List

* Richard Gridley (June 1775-April 1776)
* Rufus Putnam (April 1776-December 1776)
* Louis Lebèque Duportail (July 22, 1777-October 10, 1783)
* Stephen Rochefontaine (February 26, 1795-May 7, 1798)
* Henry Burbeck (May 7, 1798-April 1, 1802)
* Jonathan Williams (April 1, 1802-June 20, 1803 and April 19, 1805-July 31, 1812)
* Joseph Gardner Swift (July 31, 1812-November 12, 1818)
* Walker Keith Armistead (November 12, 1818-June 1, 1821)
* Alexander Macomb (June 1, 1821-May 24, 1828)
* Charles Gratiot (May 24, 1828-December 6, 1838)
* Joseph Gilbert Totten (December 7, 1838-April 22, 1864)
* Richard Delafield (April 22, 1864-August 8, 1866)
* Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (August 8, 1866-June 30, 1879)
* Horatio Gouverneur Wright (June 30, 1879-March 6, 1884)
* John Newton (March 6, 1884-August 27, 1886)
* James Chatham Duane (October 11, 1886-June 30, 1888)
* Thomas Lincoln Casey (July 6, 1888-May 10, 1895)
* William Price Craighill (May 10, 1895-February 1, 1897)
* John Moulder Wilson (February 1, 1897-April 30, 1901)
* Henry Martyn Robert (April 30, 1901-May 2, 1901)
* John W. Barlow (May 2, 1901-May 3, 1901)
* George Lewis Gillespie, Jr. (May 3, 1901-January 23, 1904)
* Alexander Mackenzie (January 23, 1904-May 25, 1908)
* William Louis Marshall (July 2, 1908-June 11, 1910)
* William Herbert Bixby (June 12, 1910-August 11, 1913)
* William Trent Rossell (August 12, 1913-October 11, 1913)
* Dan Christie Kingman (October 12, 1913-March 6, 1916)
* William Murray Black (March 7, 1916-October 31, 1919)
* Lansing Hoskins Beach (February 10, 1920-June 18, 1924)
* Harry Taylor (June 19, 1924-June 26, 1926)
* Edgar Jadwin (June 27, 1926-August 7, 1929)
* Lytle Brown (October 1, 1929-October 1, 1933)
* Edward Murphy Markham (October 1, 1933-October 18, 1937)
* Julian Larcombe Schley (October 18, 1937-October 1, 1941)
* Eugene Reybold (October 1, 1941-September 30, 1945)
* Raymond A. Wheeler (October 4, 1945-February 28, 1949)
* Lewis A. Pick (March 1, 1949-January 26, 1953)
* Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. (March 17, 1953-September 30, 1956)
* Emerson C. Itschner (October 1, 1956-March 27, 1961)
* Walter K. Wilson, Jr. (May 19, 1961-July 1, 1965)
* William F. Cassidy (July 1, 1965-July 31, 1969)
* Frederick J. Clarke (August 1, 1969-July 31, 1973)
* William C. Gribble, Jr. (August 1, 1973-June 30, 1976)
* John W. Morris (July 1, 1976-September 30, 1980)
* Joseph K. Bratton (October 1, 1980-September 14, 1984)
* Elvin R. Heiberg III (September 14, 1984-May 31, 1988)
* Henry J. Hatch (June 17, 1988-June 4, 1992)
* Arthur E. Williams (August 24, 1992-June 30, 1996)
* Joe N. Ballard (October 1, 1996-August 2, 2000)
* Robert B. Flowers (October 23, 2000-July 1, 2004)
* Carl A. Strock (July 1, 2004-May 17, 2007)
* Robert L. Van Antwerp Jr. (May 18, 2007-Present)

External links

* [http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/history/coe.htm Portraits and Profiles of Chief of Engineers] from official site


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