• BS, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1976
  • MA, Yale University, 1984
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1997

Professional certification

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Virginia

Memberships and citations

  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Army Engineer Association


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A former Commander of the Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes & Ohio River Division, Bruce has extensive experience managing Corps projects and regulatory operations.

Bruce joined Dawson in 2016 after serving 32 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bruce’s successful career culminated in his selection in 2005 as Commanding General of the Corps’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. For three years, Bruce was in charge of more than 4,200 military and civilian personnel operating in the Division’s 17-state areas.

His responsibilities included the Division’s $1 billion annual civil works and $400 million annual construction programs. He also served as senior engineer on Joint Task Force Katrina and worked to bring humanitarian assistance to the Gulf Coast.

Prior to his Great Lakes command, Bruce was Deputy Chief of the Army’s Congressional Liaison. This position required extensive knowledge of Congressional appropriations and authorization as well as environmental, military construction and procurement legislation.

Bruce also served as Commander of the Corps’ Baltimore District from 1997 to 2000.

Earlier in his career, Bruce served in a variety of command staff positions in Germany, Panama, Haiti, and the US. Highlights include teaching in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, and command of the 52nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Carson, CO.

After leaving the Corps in 2008, Bruce became Director of Washington Operations for United World Infrastructure, which oversees domestic and overseas real estate and infrastructure projects.

In 2009, he joined CH2MHill. There, Bruce was Program Manager for the joint U.S.-Republic of Korea relocation project for U.S. forces in Korea. The $10+ billion project involves construction of more than 600 facilities that will enable relocation of most US forces to an area 40 miles south of Seoul.

From 1987-1988, Bruce was a White House Fellow.