• BS, University of Missouri – Rolla (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MA, University of Virginia (Public Administration)

Professional certifications

  • Professional Engineer, State of Virginia

Memberships and citations

  • Member, Army Senior Executive Service
  • Distinguished Civilian, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Department of Army (the Army’s highest civilian award)
  • Silver and Bronze deFleury Medals
  • Presidential Rank Award, Department of Army


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A recipient of the U.S. Army’s highest civilian award for his 40 years of accomplishments and the Presidential Rank Award, Joe led reforms within the Corps of Engineers that improved quality, efficiency and productivity.

Joe’s experience includes the Corps’ military, civil works and foreign military sales programs.  He was the highest-ranking civilian (SES-2) in the USACE Military Mission Area.

As USACE Deputy and Director  Military Programs 2006 thru 2009, Joe led a staff of 200 senior level personnel overseeing programs that exceeded $30 billion.  He co-led the development of “MILCON Transformation,” the Corps’ successful effort to standardize facility designs and construction.  This new efficiency saved the Army almost $750 million in design and construction costs over six years.

From 2001 to 2006, Joe was Chief of the Corps’ Program Management and Integration Divisions.  He and his staff successfully integrated all military mission programs to provide leadership a comprehensive view of program status and implementation readiness.

Joe was Senior Vice President with Versar, Inc. for four years after departure from USACE.  In addition to responsibility for contracting, he led the successful integration of two corporate acquisitions, each valued more than $20 million.

Additionally, Joe served as Director of Programs Management and Civil Works at the Corps’ North Atlantic Division in New York where he oversaw efforts to deepen the New York harbor and other navigation channels in the northeastern United States

Among Joe’s other notable accomplishments:

  • Pioneered use of inland navigation “in-the- wet” design and construction techniques using a float-in dam while Chief Engineering Division, Pittsburgh District. This was the first of many successful Corps’ applications of float-in construction.
  • Led the development of “USACE 2012” to improve Corps’ organizational and process efficiency and support for District Offices.