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David Frenier named Engineering Division chief at Corps of Engineers


ANCHORAGE -David J. Frenier, P.E., has been selected as Engineering Division chief for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District. He is responsible for engineering functions supporting the Alaska District across Alaska and the Pacific Rim.

In addition to duties as the engineering chief, Frenier joins the district's corporate board and becomes a member of the Pacific Ocean Division's Regional Management Board.

"Dave is the right person on the right seat on the right bus," said Col. Reinhard Koenig, Alaska District commander.  "He brings a passion for leading engineers and provides the technical expertise we need to continue our journey from "Good to Great".

Frenier has served the district as Design Branch chief since January 2006 and as Technical Services chief in the Engineering Services Branch from 2000-2006. Before joining the Corps of Engineers, he was director of the Building Safety Division of the Department of Public Works for the Municipality of Anchorage.

Frenier began his career with the Corps as a commissioned officer. He served 24 years of active duty, in a variety of engineer leadership, command and staff positions with engineer units from platoon through engineer brigade level.  He had a tour with the Alaska District from 1981 through 1984 when he served in Construction Division as a project engineer in the Fairbanks Resident Office and in Engineering Division as an Air Force project manager.

Frenier served as the Large Radar Technology Program Manager and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  During his military career he also served two tours on the faculty of the United States Military Academy where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics.

Frenier graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1975 and he holds a Master's Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia. He first came to Alaska in 1967 with his parents and siblings. The family survived the historic 1967 Fairbanks flood.

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