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Steven L. Stockton serves as the Director of Civil Works, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. In this position under the policy guidance of the Chief of Engineers and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), leads, manage and directs the policy development, programming, planning, design, construction, contingency and emergency response, operation, and maintenance activities of the Army Civil Works Program, a $10 billion annual program of water and related land resources of the United States and oversees the work of over 25,000 civilian employees. He serves as Governor on the World Water Council Board of Governors, represents the USACE in the United Nation’s Advisory Board High-Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters, and serves in several national and international water resources Committees.



Mr. Stockton was selected to the Senior Executive Service in January 1996. From August 1998 thru May 2005, he served as the Director, Engineering and Technical Services; Director, Programs Management; and Director, Regional Business; for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division in San Francisco, California. From May until November 2004, Mr. Stockton was the Director, Business Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Gulf Region Division in Baghdad, Iraq. From his selection in January 1996 thru July 1998, Mr. Stockton was the Chief, Engineering Division, Civil Works Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.



CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

• 1988 – 1996: Chief, Planning and Engineering Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR

• 1975 – 1988: Various positions including Branch Chief, Geotechnical Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR

• 1972-1975 Naval Officer. Multiple Mediterranean and Caribbean deployments



COLLEGE:

• BS, Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, 1971



SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:

• Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1991



CERTIFICATIONS:

• Registered Professional Civil Engineer, State of Oregon



AWARDS AND HONORS:

• ASFPM Goddard-White Award, Championing Sustainable and Comprehensive National Policy in Flood Risk Management, 2015

• Honorary Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (Hon.D.WRE), by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2014

• Henry P. Caulfield, Jr. Medal for “Exemplary Contribution to National Water Policy,” 2011

• Silver de Fleury medal – Outstanding Leadership, Performance and management of the Civil Works Program, 2010

• The Nature Conservancy Outstanding Partnership Award, 2008

• Presidential Rank Award – Meritorious Executive, 2003

• Oregon State University, Academy of Distinguished Engineers

• Secretary of the Army’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award

• Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2)

• Superior Civilian Service Award (2)

• Commanders Awards for Civilian Service (3)

• North Pacific Division and the Portland District Engineer of the Year Award, 1982



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

• Army Engineer Association

• Society of American Military Engineers

• American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow)

• National Academy of Construction

• Governor, World Water Council



MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2012: Preparing USACE for the 21st Century, 2003

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Building Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resource Future: National Report

• Water in the U.S. American West, 150 Years of Adaptive Strategies, Policy Report for the 6th World Water Forum

• Developed and published the powerful Federal Support Toolbox for Integrated Water Resources Management, a one-stop shop (Portal and Clearinghouse) for national and international water resources information (www.watertoolbox.us), public release on February 28, 2013.

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Building Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resource Future: Understanding Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), January 2014

• Water Policy, Official Journal of the World Water Council: Special Edition, Water and Disasters: Case from the High Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters, March 2015