Brigadier General Kent D. Savre is Commanding General and Division Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. He took command on July 31, 2012.
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, Brigadier General Savre 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.
Before becoming the Commander of the North Atlantic Division, Brigadier General Savre served as Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon. Before that he served as the U.S. Forces-Iraq Theater Engineer Brigade commander in Iraq, Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, TX, Director of the Counter Explosive Hazards Center at Fort Leonard Wood, MO., Commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Assistant Corps Engineer for I Corps at Fort Lewis, WA.
Brigadier General Savre also served as S3 and Executive Officer for the 1st Infantry Division Engineer Brigade in Bamberg, Germany, Executive Officer for the 82nd Engineer Battalion in Kosovo, Task Force Engineer for the Initial Entry Force into Kosovo, project engineer for the Corps’ St. Paul District, Aide-de-Camp to the I Corps Deputy Commanding General in Fort Lewis, commander of Bravo Company, 864th Engineer Battalion in Southwest Asia, and platoon leader with the 17th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, TX.
Brigadier General Savre is a native of Edina, Minn. and was commissioned an Engineer Officer in 1985 upon graduation from Officer Candidate School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master’s in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
Brigadier General Savre’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star medal (with Two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.