Lt. Col. Elizabeth (Noelle) Walgren is from Sarasota, Florida and commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers on 31 May 2003 from the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Her previous assignments include Battalion Maintenance Officer and Platoon Leader in the 46th Engineer Battalion at Fort Polk, Louisiana, where she deployed with the 814th Multi Role Bridge Company (MRBC) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning to Fort Polk, she was assigned as the Company Executive Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. She served as a Company Commander in the 74th MRBC, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas from 2008 - 2010 and deployed with the company to Balad, Iraq from 2008 to 2009. Lt. Col. Walgren was assigned to the Qatar Area Office, US Army Corps of Engineers from 2011 to 2012 and then served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at George Mason University from 2012 to 2014. She deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as part of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) Combined Joint - Engineers (CJ-ENG) and CSTC-A Plans from 2014 to 2015. She then served as the 84th Engineer Battalion and 130th Engineer Brigade Executive Officer from March 2016 to June 2018 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Her following assignment was as the Command Engineer for Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas. Lt. Col. Walgren’s most recent assignment was as the Plans Branch Chief in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, Pentagon.
Lt. Col. Walgren earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and a Master’s of Science Degree from University of Missouri, Rolla. She attended the Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Captains Career courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Lt. Col. Walgren’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), and the Combat Action Badge. LTC Walgren is also a recipient of the Bronze Order of the De Fleury for her contributions to the Engineer Regiment.