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. Phil Johnson

Mr. Phillip M. Johnson

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Colonel Phillip J. Valenti

Deputy Commander

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
Published April 3, 2024

Colonel Phil Valenti hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and began his distinguished military career after graduating from Penn State University in December 2000, where he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Before his current assignment, Colonel Valenti was assigned as a student at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.

Throughout his career, Valenti served in various leadership roles including Commander of the 84th Engineer Battalion on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Engineer Operations Officer in the U.S. Army Pacific Engineer Directorate at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, and Chief of Facilities and Construction for the 8th U.S. Army at Camp Humphries, Korea. Additionally, LTC Valenti served as a Project Engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District in Rock Island, Illinois, and Company Commander for the 57th Sapper Company (Rough Terrain) (Airborne), 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Colonel Valenti’s deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He has pursued an extensive educational background, completing the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Defense Information School, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University, a Master of Science degree in Engineer Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

Colonel Valenti has been decorated with numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. His dedication and service to the U.S. Army and the Corps of Engineers exemplify his commitment to the nation and its missions.

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