Col. Jeff Palazzini assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District on June 30, 2023, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. In this role, he leads an organization responsible for executing major programs focused on military construction, civil works development and environmental cleanup within the state. He also oversees the delivery of contracting, regulatory, interagency, international, real estate and emergency management services, along with operations and maintenance activities. Palazzini was commissioned as an Army engineer officer in 1999. He holds a bachelor-of-science degree in economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, as well as an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, and master-of-arts degree in strategic security studies from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Deputy Commander

Lt. Col. Virginia Brickner assumed duties as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District in July 2021. She manages the Alaska District’s resources, manpower and programs, annually executing military construction, civil works and environmental programs throughout Alaska. She also directs emergency operations during emergency contingencies.

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Director of Programs and Project Management

Randall L. Bowker became the Deputy District Engineer for Program Management (DPM) and Chief of the Program and Projects Management Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, in October 2014. In this position he provides oversight of the district’s various programs and activities throughout the state and is responsible for assuring efficient and timely delivery of military, civil works, environmental, and other agency construction projects with an average annual value in excess of $700 million. Significant programs in Alaska include the F-35 and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) beddowns, Missile Field Expansion, Quality of Life Program, Runway Expansion, Civil Works Infrastructure, and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) cleanup. Leadership on programs outside Alaska include support to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command by designing and constructing humanitarian assistance projects in countries throughout Southeast Asia and beddown of C-17’s in India under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

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