Colonel Eugene LeBoeuf

Commander, Contingency Response Unit

Colonel Eugene (Gene) J. LeBoeuf serves as the Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Contingency Response Unit (CRU).  The CRU provides USACE commanders and the Engineer Regiment with engineer battle staff capability in support of global military contingency operations.  In addition, it plans and executes USACE Field Force Engineering (FFE) missions in support of combatant command operations.


Colonel LeBoeuf’s most recent assignments included Military Chief, Emergency Operations Center, Pacific Ocean Division, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, from 2010 to 2012, and Commander of the 1-100th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee from 2008 to 2010.


Colonel LeBoeuf received a Regular Army commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1985.  He is a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Northwestern University with a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Stanford University with a M.S. in Civil Engineering, The University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, and the U.S. Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies.  In his civilian capacity, Colonel LeBoeuf serves as the Associate Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and Tennessee. 


His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Contingency Engineering Management Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Army War College. 


As an Army Technical Enrichment Program Fellow, he began his military career as a graduate student at Northwestern University.  Following graduation, he was assigned to the 2d Engineer Battalion (Combat), 2d Infantry Division, South Korea, where he served as an Assistant Battalion S4, Platoon Leader and Task Force Engineer, and Company Executive Officer. He then served with the Nashville District, Army Corps of Engineers as the Deputy Area Commander in Pineville, Kentucky, Battalion Maintenance Officer for the 12th Engineer Battalion (Combat), 3d Armored Division during Desert Storm, Assistant Battalion S3 for the 554th Engineer Battalion, and Instructor and Doctrine Writer with the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


He then served with the U.S. Military Academy as an Instructor for the Department of Systems Engineering and as Personnel Recruitment Officer.  Follow-on assignments included a joint billet as Engineer Plans and Logistics Officer for U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii; and Assistant Division Commander (IMA), Pacific Ocean Division, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.