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Welcome Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander in the Army Corps of Engineers

Updated: May 20

Major General (Ret) Rick Stevens

At Dawson & Associates, our team is our greatest attribute and the primary reason for our clients’ success.

Today, we’re honored to announce that Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development.

Rick is the 17th former Corps of Engineers Commander to join Dawson & Associates. He will be advising clients on Federal environmental policies and Army Corps of Engineers procedures.  He will also head the firm’s new business operations.

A West Point graduate, Rick spent 35 years in the Army Corps of Engineers and held senior leadership positions overseeing all aspects of Corps processes, policy and environmental permitting. From 2014 until his retirement in 2017, Rick was Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As Deputy Commander, Rick oversaw daily Corps operations, including policy and planning, in execution of the Corps’ approximately $26 billion in annual operations.

Simultaneous to his duties as Deputy Commander, Rick also served as the Corps’ Chief Management Officer, a position that required global policy and planning oversight for both Civil Works and Military Programs.

Rick’s leadership in the Army Corps of Engineers also included serving as Commander of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division in Honolulu from 2011 to 2014. During Rick’s command, the Pacific Ocean Division achieved its first ever Regional ISO 9001 Certification and completed 35 U.S. military construction projects worth more than $850 million.

Prior to that, Rick directed the military construction component for the two largest host-nation programs in Army Corps of Engineers history – the $10.7 billion multi-year Korea Transformation Program and the $15.8 billion multi-year U.S.-Japan Defense Policy Review Initiative.

For more about Rick, please click here for his full Dawson bio.

Welcome aboard, Rick. It’s an honor to have you on the team.

Steve Dawson Chief Counsel


The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dawson & Associates.


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