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Colonel Leon F. Parrott

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Colonel Leon F. Parrott serves as Deputy Commander and Deputy Division Engineer for the North Atlantic Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, a position he assumed on August 17, 2015.

The North Atlantic Division is one of nine Divisions comprised of over 3,500 employees providing engineering and construction services to the nation. It is the Corps’ headquarters for the Northeastern United States, Europe, and Africa, with six subordinate District Command offices located in Concord, Mass., New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Wiesbaden, Germany.

Colonel Parrott comes to the North Atlantic Division after an assignment as Commander of the Huntington District. He has held a variety of other command and staff assignments including: Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Construction Officer with the 94th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade and 249th Engineer Battalion; Battalion Maintenance Officer and Company Commander with the 37th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade; Assistant Construction and Operations Officer with the 416th Engineering Command; Environmental Project Officer and District Executive Officer, Europe District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Battalion Operations and Executive Officer with the 1st Battalion, 395th Engineer Regiment; Group Engineer with the 5th Special Forces Group, Deputy and then Chief of the Emergency Operations Center for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Commander of the 326th Engineer Battalion; Deputy Engineer for Installations, Environment and Civil/Military Operations, U.S. European Command; Chief of Engineering at the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Corps Engineer of the XVIIIth Airborne Corps.
Colonel Parrott graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from The University of Phoenix and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Engineer Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses; the Combined Arms Service Staff School; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; the U.S. Army War College, the Basic Airborne and Jumpmaster Schools, Air Assault School and Pathfinder School.

Awards include the Legion of Merit, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Serve Medal, seven awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, three awards of the Army Commendation Medal, two awards of the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Pathfinder Badge.