Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon

55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Published Sept. 10, 2020

Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon assumed duties as the 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on September 10, 2020 after most recently serving as the USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations.

Spellmon, a native of Bloomindale, New Jersey, is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  He holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the U.S. Army War College.

Spellmon’s command assignments include Commanding General of the Northwestern Division, USACE, where he oversaw an annual program of more than $3 billion in civil works, environmental restoration and military construction in 14 states, primarily within the Columbia and Missouri River basins; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Commander, 317th Engineer Battalion and 3-3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, both as part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Spellmon’s key staff assignments include Executive Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Engineer Intelligence Officer, Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps, Rheindahlen, Germany; and Observer-Controller, Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

Spellmon’s operational deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Action Badge.