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Corps announces new chief of civil works branch

Bruce Sexauer, selected as the new chief of the civil works branch.

Bruce Sexauer, selected as the new chief of the civil works branch.

Photo Courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Bruce Sexauer as the new chief of the civil works branch effective August 10.

Sexauer previously served as the district's chief of the planning section as well as the lead planner and project manager on multiple studies, including the Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Port Study and Alaska Baseline Erosion Assessment, which was honored with the Corps of Engineers Planning Achievement Award in 2009.

He began his Corps career in 1993 with the Seattle District where he served in many capacities, including hydraulic engineer, project manager, plan formulator and program manager. Sexauer transferred to the Alaska District as a senior planner in 2003.

His Corps civil works planning experience has included project formulation for ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, navigation and recreation. He is well versed in the Corps Emergency Management programs through planning and implementing multiple levee rehabilitation projects.

Sexauer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington in 1992, completed the Seattle District Leadership Development Program in 1999 and graduated from the Corps Planning Associates Program in 2003.

Dedicated to developing the next generation of planners, he serves as mentor, reviewer and instructor for the Corps. Sexauer has served on and led multiple review teams for studies and projects from several other Corps offices, including the Baltimore, Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento and Seattle districts.

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