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Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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Colonel Bryan S. Green assumed command of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in September 2015.  ERDC is one of the most diverse research organizations in the world – seven laboratories located in four states, with more than 2,100 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities, and an annual program exceeding $2 billion.

ERDC R&D supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Principal research mission areas include Warfighter support, military installations, environment, water resources, and information technology.

Col. Green serves as commander of all ERDC installations and oversees the Command Staff Division, which is composed of ERDC support elements. In his role as ERDC executive director, he assists the ERDC director and deputy director in planning and executing research and development activities, with particular emphasis on identifying Warfighter requirements and providing liaison to districts, installations and the Engineer Regiment.

Prior to joining ERDC, Col. Bryan Green was the Commander of the Far East District of the Army Corps of Engineers in South Korea.  As commander and district engineer, he was responsible for the planning, engineering, design, and construction management services across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to contingency in support of the Department of Defense and U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea, leading a workforce of more than 750 U.S., Korean and other nationals executing an overall program in excess of $15 billion.

Green was born in Dayton, Ohio, in June 1967. He grew up primarily in Salisbury, Md., and graduated from James M. Bennett High School in June 1985. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and completed basic training and officer candidate training, then earned an Army college scholarship and changed services.

Upon graduation from the Army Officer Basic Course, Green became a platoon leader in Company A, 14th Engineer Battalion. Over the next four years, he served as the heavy equipment and maintenance platoon leader in Company B, the executive officer for Company C, and later he served as assistant operations officer for the battalion.

He then moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he was the 577th Engineer Battalion Logistics Officer. He also commanded Company, B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment and served as a combat development officer in the maneuver support battle lab.

In May 1997, Green served as the deputy resident engineer in Doha, Qatar. Upon returning to the United States, he was the tactical support team commander for Company E, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion. During this tour, he then deployed to the African countries of Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal supporting the 3rd and 7th Special Forces Groups and the 75th Ranger Regiment. He then completed a tour as the assistant division engineer for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 75th Division in Houston.

Green then deployed to Kuwait for 15 months where he was the director of public works for Area Support Group Kuwait. He was then assigned to U.S. Army Central and served in numerous positions, including the chief of operations and chief of the construction effects division, MNF-I and US Embassy political – military - economic officer, and culminated as the deputy engineer for the U.S. Army Central coordination and support element, Afghanistan.

During these assignments, he conducted operations in nearly all 29 Southwest Asian countries, supporting the Global War on Terrorism with more than four years of combat and overseas time.

Most recently, Colonel Green completed command of the 4th Engineer Battalion (Vanguard) at Ft. Carson, Colo., and served as the installation engineer.

Colonel Green’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences, with a minor in physics, a Master of Science in Engineer Management, and another Master’s in International Relations. His military education includes the basic and advance Engineer Officers Course; Mapping Charting and Geodesy Officers Course; Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Courses; Asian Regional Studies Course; the high Risk Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion School, Public Works Management Orientation Course; Engineer Security Course, SCIF Construction, Contracting Officer Course Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (three awards), the Purple Heart, the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.


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