• Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Chemistry), University of Maryland
  • Master of Science (Sanitary Engineering), University of Washington
  • Certificate of Advanced Study (Environmental Engineering), Johns Hopkins University
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Studies

Memberships and citations

  •  Bronze and Silver DeFleury medals from the Society of American Military Engineers
  • 12 Department of the Army civilian awards for meritorious accomplishments
  • Bronze Star for service in Iraq
  • Board of Directors, American Chestnut Land Trust


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After nearly 40 years with the Army Corps of Engineers, including six as head of Civil Works’ Programs Integration Division, Gary has extensive knowledge of Corps rules and operations.

Gary’s experience with the Army Corps of Engineers includes service as both a military officer and civilian leader. This has given him significant first-hand knowledge of the planning, design, construction, and operation of Corps projects worldwide.

From 2005 until his retirement in 2011, Gary was in charge of Programs and Project Management for the Corps’ Civil Works Directorate. He was responsible for the Corps’ $5+ billion annual civil works programs involving navigation, environmental restoration, natural disaster response and waterway regulation.

As Chief of the Programs Integration Directorate he was responsible for preparing the annual Civil Works budget, managing its defense within the Administration and before Congress, and managing program execution Corps-wide. He was also responsible for the training and development of all Corps Program and Project Managers.

After his formal retirement, the Corps asked Gary to continue to advise on alternative financing policies for the operation and maintenance of USACE Civil Works projects

Previously, Gary was Director, Programs Management for the Corps Southwestern Division. He was responsible for management of all Army and Air Force design and construction and for Civil Works water resources development in the southwest region. He was the Southwestern Division Chief of the Civil Programs Management Office from 1997 to 2003.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Gary served in USACE Headquarters in a variety of positions.