Colonel William H. Graham is Commander and Division Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. He took command on March 26, 2015.
The North Atlantic Division is one of nine regions providing engineering and construction services to the nation. It is the Corps’ headquarters for the Northeastern United States, Europe, and Africa, with offices in Concord, Mass., New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Wiesbaden, Germany.
As Division Commander, Colonel Graham oversees an annual program of more than $5 billion to plan, design and construct projects to support the military, protect America’s water resources, mitigate risk from disasters, and restore and enhance the environment. He is also responsible for a variety of Division engineering and construction activities for international, federal, state and local governments and agencies in more than a dozen Northeastern states as well as overseas.
Prior to becoming the Commander and Division Engineer of the North Atlantic Division, Colonel Graham served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. Before that he served as the Engineer Director for the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, Division Engineer for the 1st Armored Division and Multi National Division-North during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Colonel Graham also commanded the 40th Engineer Battalion in Kuwait and Iraq, served as battalion engineer officer with the 4th Infantry Division (Mech) in Iraq, and served as a Combat Engineer platoon leader in the 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Colonel Graham is a native of Western Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and was an Army War College Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program.
Colonel Graham’s awards include the Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, Overseas Service Medal, Saudi Arabia Defense and Kuwait Liberation Medals, Valorous Unit Award and Combat Action Badge.