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USACE Coastal Engineering Research Board

Office of the Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

Published May 23, 2016



93rd CERB: August 8-12, 2016

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NLT: July 11, 2016

The Coastal Engineering Research Board is a seven-member advisory board to the Chief of Engineers and was established by Public Law in 1963. It was originally the Beach Erosion Board established in 1930.

The CERB provides broad policy guidance and review of plans and fund requirements for the conduct of research and development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers.

The Board meets semi-annually around the U.S. coastline and the Great Lakes on a rotating basis.



  • The President of the Board is the military position of Director of Civil Works.    
  • The other three military members are senior officers that are division engineers of coastal divisions and usually serve until their tenure is completed at a division.    
  • The three civilian members are outstanding in the broad field of coastal engineering and serve two-year terms not to exceed four years.
  • The Commander and Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center act as the Executive Secretary of the CERB and are responsible for all administrative functions of the Board.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Deputy Commanding General for
Civil and Emergency Operations
Maj. Gen. Donald E. (Ed) Jackson Jr.
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20314-1000
(202) 761-0099

Vice President

Mr. William H. Hanson
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
2122 York Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL  60523
(630) 574-3469

U.S. Army Engineer Division, North Atlantic
Brig. Gen. William H. Graham
Fort Hamilton Military Community
301 General Lee Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11252-6700
(718) 765-7000
Falk Feddersen, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0209
La Jolla, CA  92093-0209
U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic
Brig. Gen. Clarence D. (David) Turner
60 Forsyth Street, SW, Room 9M15
Atlanta, GA  30303-8801
(404) 562-5007

U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific

Col. Peter D. Helmlinger
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94103-1398
(415) 503-6501

U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center
Col. Bryan S. Green
Designated Federal Officer
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS  39180-6199
(601) 634-2001


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