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James Balocki 

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Mr. James Balocki, SES
Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, HQ, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Plenary Session: Uniformed Services/Installations
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mr. James B. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009.  Mr. Balocki is currently serving as the Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.  He oversees the Army Corps of Engineers worldwide environmental mission and responsibilities, and a team of professionals who enable its military and civil works missions. 

The Corps’ environmental program provides technical management, design and execution of a full range of sustainability, cleanup, restoration and protection activities.  Mr. Balocki provides a multi-skilled workforce of approximately 6,000 environmental professionals who develop and deliver solutions and provide advice to the Corps of Engineers' nine Divisions and 41 Districts worldwide in support of the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal agencies.  Mr. Balocki also serves as Chief of a Regional Integration Team, the Headquarters link to the Southwest Regional Business Center overseeing all mission and support in that geographic area and addressing issues associated with the full range of Corps’ work in the region.

Career Chronology:

  • 2007 – 2009:  Chief, Army Base Realignment and Closure Division, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management,  Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2006 – 2007:  Chief, Strategic Initiatives Group, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2006: Director, Army Environmental Programs, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2004 – 2005:  Executive Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • 2002 – 2004:  Garrison Commander, Fort A.P. Hill, VA

College:

  • MS, Defense Strategic Studies, Quad-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1989
  • MS, Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1986
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1981

Significant Training:

  • Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, 2008
  • Joint and Combined Warfighting School, 1999
  • Defense Strategy Course, 1998
  • Command and General Staff College, 1995-1996
  • Air Command and Staff College, 1994
  • Engineer Officer Advanced Course, 1985-1986
  • Engineer Officer Basic Course, 1981-1982

Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1985

 Awards and Honors:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers “Best Practice Paper” Award
  • Army Engineer Regiment, Bronze deFluery Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal

 Professional memberships and associations:

  • Association of the United States Army
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Society of American Military Engineers

Major Publications:

  • "Active Engagement -- Charting a Career Path" Engineer, December 1995
  • "Relationship Between n-Day Flood Volumes for Infrequent Large Floods" American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, November/December 1994
  • "Building a Water Line on Tiger Island" Engineer, Spring 1988
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