Drew C. White was named the Chief of Installation Readiness Division in June 2021 when he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. In this position he works to provide technical solutions for America’s Installations by expanding the technical expertise of members of the DoD engineering community. Mr. White leads the division in effectively applying USACE capabilities, contract capacities and other tools required to operate, maintain, sustain, restore and modernize America’s military infrastructure and real property assets. He is responsible for public works engineering technical expertise and guidance throughout USACE. He works collaboratively with the Office of the Assistant Secretary Army-Installations Energy and Environment and the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9; Army land holding commands and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) senior leadership to develop and implement USACE installation engineering support policy and doctrine.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. White served at USACE Headquarters from 2016 to 2021 as the Deputy Chief of Engineering and Construction (‘20 -’21) and Chief of Construction (’16-’20). In these positions, he was responsible for policy and guidance for USACE field staff, and providing systems, tools and training while exercising management direction and oversight of USACE Engineering and Construction Communities of Practice.
Prior to his time at HQ, Mr. White served as an Area Engineer in the Central Europe Area Office, Europe District, USACE. There he was responsible for supporting DPWs and BCEs at Kaiserslautern, Ramstein, Stuttgart, Baumholder, Spangdahlem, SHAPE and associated posts. Prior to Europe, Mr. White also served as an Area Engineer at both Fts. Meade, MD, and Belvoir, VA with Baltimore District.
While with Baltimore District, Mr. White worked on “mega” and fast-paced projects including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and BRAC-132 (OCAR/USALSA) 365-day Design-Build projects. Drew’s varied construction experience as Resident and Area Engineer included such diverse missions as a Child Development Center, Dental Clinic, Warriors in Transition Complex, Flight Control Tower, Arts and Crafts Center and several facilities supporting our nation’s critical defense infrastructure.
Mr. White also supported the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) project as the Site Operations Officer during “intrusive investigations” in 2007. There he was responsible for coordinating USACE, its contractors, and the federal and local government activities involving chemical munitions and hazardous waste remediation of World War I-era experiment station in Washington, DC.
Mr. White holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics) from Marquette University.