Merdith W.B. Temple

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Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple
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Major General Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple
Born Virginia
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1975-2012
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit United States Army Corps of Engineers
Commands held Chief of Engineers
Battles/wars Gulf War

Merdith W.B. Temple, sometimes called "Bo" Temple, is an American military officer who as Major general was the Acting Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers [1] from June 17, 2011 to May 22, 2012. Temple is a career military engineer, and previously served as Deputy Commanding General of Civil and Emergency Operations under his predecessor, Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr..[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Merdeth Temple was born in Virginia, and graduated Virginia Military Institute as a civil engineer. Temple attended Texas A&M University, receiving his masters in civil engineering.

Military career[edit]

Commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1975, Temple served in operational engineering commands in Korea, the United States, and Germany, before commanding the 307th Engineer Battalion. COL Merdith Temple was the Commanding Officer of the 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat) (Airborne) Ft. Bragg, NC from 1998-2000.

Civilian life[edit]

Maj. Gen. (ret) Temple is retired and resides in Richmond, VA. He consults for Dawson & Associates and Burdeshaw, and sits on corporate boards..

Selected works[edit]

  • Temple, Merdith W.B. (2015). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Change Management Strategies. Society of American Military Engineers. 
  • Temple, Merdith W.B. (1998). The Southeast Anatolian Project and Middle East water: implications for NATO. USAWC strategy research project. U.S. Army War College. 
  • Temple, Merdith W.B.; Stukhart, George (January 1987). "Cost Effectiveness of Geotechnical Investigations". Military Engineer. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 


  1. ^ "Acting Chief of Engineers". U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Engineers. July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Tegler, Jan (September 24, 2009). "Building the Bench: An interview with Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B. Temple". Defense Media Network. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Alex Wong, photographer (August 8, 2011). "Burial Held for Two Army Soldiers Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan". Zimbio, Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Creech, Justin (July 21, 2011). "Engineer battalion welcomes new leader". Fort Belvoir official website. U.S. Army. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hasenauer, Heike (March 2008). "The Army's Building Boom" (PDF). Soldiers magazine. U.S. Army. 63 (3). Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brigadier General Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple". Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory website. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Ichniowski, Tom (October 19, 2009). "Maj. Gen. Bo Temple Named Corps of Engineers' Deputy Chief". Engineering News-Record. McGraw-Hill. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr.
Chief of Engineers
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Bostick