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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Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Leadership

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

Lt. Col. Robert W. Green

68th Commander

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published June 16, 2023

Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Green assumed command of the Nashville District on June 16, 2023.  As Commander and District Engineer, Lt. Col. Green manages the water resources development and navigable waterways operations for the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins covering 59,000 square miles, with 42 field offices touching seven states and a work force of over 700 employees.  Before assuming command of the Nashville District, Lt. Col. Green served as the Deputy Commander of the Memphis District from June 2021 to June 2023. 

Lt. Col. Green was commissioned in 2005 as a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer Branch through the ROTC program at Michigan State University. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Engineering Sciences from Michigan State University, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Washington, and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University. He holds his Professional Engineering License in the state of Michigan and is certified as an Associate Constructor from the American Institute of Constructors. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Aviation Captains Career Course, and the Command and General Staff College.

Lt. Col. Green’s previous assignments include Platoon Leader for the Maintenance Platoon and Special Equipment Platoon; Construction Plans Officer, and Battalion Logistics Officer in the 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Task Force Engineer and Company Commander in 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas; Commander of the 34th Forward Engineering Support Team – Advance out of the Seattle USACE District; Division Engineer and Engineer Operations Officer for the 4th Infantry Division HQ at Fort Carson, Colorado. He served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 4th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Carson, Colorado. LTC Green has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation New Dawn (Iraq), Operation Spartan Shield (Kuwait), Operation Freedom Sentinel (Afghanistan), and Operation Resolute Support (Afghanistan).    

Lt. Col. Green’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Unit Commendation with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Service Medal, the Pathfinder Badge, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.

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