Richard L. Stevens
As the Division Engineer, he is responsible for a mission that includes engineering design, construction and real estate management for the Army in Hawaii, Army and Air Force in Alaska, and for all Department of Defense agencies in Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Pacific Ocean Division administers the Corps’ federal water resource development program and waters and wetlands regulatory programs in Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Division program includes the $10 billion multi-year Korea Transformation Program and the $9 billion multi-year Japan Defense Program Realignment Initiative. Pacific Ocean Division also supports U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific’s Theater Security Cooperation strategies, Humanitarian Assistance Program, and Civil Military Emergency Preparedness with projects throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Brigadier General Stevens hails from Vincennes, Indiana, and received his commission as an Engineer officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1982. He has held a variety of command and staff positions including service with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point, New York, 3rd U.S. Army in Kuwait and both the 24th and 3rd Infantry Divisions at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Brigadier General Stevens commanded the 11th Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia and the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. His operational assignments include service in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has served multiple duty assignments within the Headquarters, Department of the Army at the Pentagon, most notably with the Army G-8, Office of the Chief of Engineers, and culminating with his most recent assignment as the Executive Officer to the 36th Army Chief of Staff.
He holds Masters of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Purdue University and National Security Strategy from the National War College. He also served as an Army Senior Military Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
Brigadier General Stevens is married to the former Terri Steckler, also from Vincennes, and they have three children; Matthew, Keller, and Aly.
http://www.pod.usace.army.mil/Bio/BG_Stevens_bio.pdf U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Pacific Ocean Division