• BS, Oceanographic Technology (Biology), Lamar University

Memberships and citations

  • Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal
  • Inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees, Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals “Regulator of the Year”
  • Supervisor of the Year, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Galveston District)
  • Superior Civilian Service Award
  • Inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Employees, Galveston District, Army Corps of Engineers


  • Co-author, “Successful Restoration of Filled Wetlands At Four Locations Along The Texas Coast,” Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
  • Co-author, “Wetland Delineating By Means Of Tide Gauge, South Padre Island, Texas” and “Proceedings Of Wetlands Engineering And River Restoration,” American Society Of Civil Engineers.


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Fred’s expertise with federal environmental policy stems from more than 30 years regulatory and enforcement experience with the Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District.

During his career in the Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District, Fred served seven years as head of the Regulatory Branch and 13 years as head of the Enforcement Section. During this time, he was instrumental in developing and implementing program policies and changes in program regulations.

Fred was one of the original reviewers of the Corps’ 1987 Wetland Delineation manual and was the sole Corps regulator involved with the PEMEX oil spill clean-up in South Texas.  He had policy-related roles in several litigation cases involving the Corps’ pipeline policies, jurisdictions over coastal flats, and the Migratory Bird Rule.

Fred joined the Corps in 1977 as a field biologist performing investigations along the Texas coast.  In later years, he was responsible for jurisdictional determinations of Clean Water Act regulated waters.