Mr. Hirata was appointed as the Chief, Military Programs Integration Division in June 2017. He is responsible for the worldwide execution of the Corps’ $10B major construction programs in support of the Army and the Department of Defense; integrating Military
Programs $23B engineering, construction, real estate, environmental, installation support, and international and interagency programs in support of the Corps’ major stakeholders; and
serving as the Corps leader for the Programs and Project Management Community of Practice
for Military Programs.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Hirata served as the Chief of Installation Support Division within the Military Programs Directorate leveraging his previous experience as a Director of Public Works and Logistics and as a Director of Community Activities operating
and maintaining the newly constructed facilities delivered by the Corps.
He has served in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installations Management (ACSIM) in the Headquarters, Department of the Army as the Director of the Army’s
Environmental Programs and as acting Chief of Construction. Both assignments provided experience with planning, programming, budgeting and executing diverse multiyear programs.
Mr. Hirata also has Department of Defense experience as the Military Deputy to theDeputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment). This assignment provided
a broad view of the overall Defense Department’s major construction and installation programs.
In July 2012, Mr. Hirata completed a six month deployment as the Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan in Kabul. He was
responsible for real estate, environmental, operational energy activities and maintaining
oversight of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure programs that included the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and Military Construction.
Mr. Hirata is a 1977 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1987. He is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in Virginia and Hawaii.