Col. James L. Booth

District Commander

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Published Sept. 9, 2021

Col. Booth assumed responsibility as the District Commander of the Jacksonville District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers in September 2021.

His previous assignments include: Executive Officer to the Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers; District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District; Deputy District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer of the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, at Fort Stewart, Georgia (with deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn); Observer Controller at the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California; Company Commander and Battalion Adjutant in the 5th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (with deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Civil Affairs Battle Captain for the Coalition Forces-Land Component Command in Camp Doha, Kuwait and Baghdad, Iraq; and Platoon Leader, Training Officer, Company Executive Officer, and Brigade Logistics Officer in the 130th Engineer Brigade at Hanau, Germany.

Col. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Arts in Strategy from the Army War College. Col. Booth is a graduate of the Ranger Course and Airborne School.

He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Col. Booth’s military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (two awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal (five awards), National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

He is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal