U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark C. Quander visited the Louisville VA Medical Center construction site in Louisville, Kentucky

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Major General Mark C. Quander

Major General Mark C. Quander

Commanding General

Col. Phillip Valenti

Colonel Phillip J. Valenti

Deputy Commander

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Mr. Joseph M. Savage

Programs Director

Mr. Phil Johnson

Mr. Phillip M. Johnson

Regional Business Director

Brig. Gen. Kimberly Peeples

Commander and Division Engineer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division
Published July 8, 2022

Brigadier General Kimberly A. Peeples assumed command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), June 11, 2021.

Peeples serves as the senior military officer in the division, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, responsible for delivering engineering and water resource solutions for the Great Lakes and Ohio River region, which covers 335,000-square miles and encompassing portions of seventeen states. The division’s civil works mission provides planning, construction, and operation of navigation structures and flood damage reduction, hydropower, environmental restoration, water management, recreation, and disaster response. Also, LRD executes military construction in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan with design and construction of barracks, hospitals, airfields and family housing on military installations. LRD’s seven districts are in Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Huntington (West Virginia), Louisville, Nashville, and Pittsburgh.

Prior to coming to LRD, BG Peeples served as commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Fort McNair from 6 April 2018 to 6 May 2021.

Other previous assignments include Engineer Bridge Platoon Leader in the 74th Engineer Company, Vertical Construction Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, and Executive Officer of the 74th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) at Fort Hood, TX. Executive Officer of the 74th Engineer Company, Commander of Bravo Company, 864th Engineer Company at Fort Lewis, WA. Project Engineer at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Kansas City District, Kansas City, MO. Brigade Engineer of the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. Program Manager in the White House Military Office, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks, PA. And the Deputy Director for Operations for the U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management HQDA G9 at the Pentagon. Peeples’ deployments include support of Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia), and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Peeples’ military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. She holds a master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington in Seattle and a master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College in Strategic Studies.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster Award, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. She is also a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Army Leadership Award.

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