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
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 operations 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 Corp's $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 fir 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.
Bronze Star for service in Iraq
Board of Directors, American Chestnut Land Trust