Lieutenant Colonel Patrick M. Stevens V assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District on July 9, 2020.
As the Albuquerque District Commander, he leads a civilian and military workforce of more than 350 personnel in executing the diverse mission of providing military construction, civil works, and interagency support throughout New Mexico, southern Colorado, and far west Texas. The Albuquerque District performs design, construction, and operations and maintenance services for all three Air Force installations in the state of New Mexico and nine lake projects throughout the area.
Prior to assuming command of the Albuquerque District, Lt. Col. Stevens was assigned to the U.S. Military Observer Group as the Chief of Support Operations, responsible for support to all U.S. Service members assigned to United Nations peacekeeping operations. He also deployed to Jerusalem for six months in support of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.
Lt. Col. Stevens was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering upon graduation from Florida Institute of Technology in 2002. He earned a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Lt. Col. Stevens is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Lt. Col. Stevens began his career at Fort Stewart, Georgia, in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he served as a platoon leader and staff officer with the 92nd Engineer Battalion and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Col. Stevens then served as an Observer/Controller Team Chief with the 1st Army at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Bliss, Texas. He was next assigned to the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as an Engineer Staff Officer and Current Operations Officer during a deployment to Kirkuk, Iraq, and he served as a Company Commander in Baqubah and Taji, Iraq.
From 2011 to 2013, Lt. Col. Stevens was assigned to the North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he initially served as Deputy Area Engineer to the New York Area Office and later as the Deputy Division Commander. His most significant activities include support to the Hurricane Sandy response and recovery and the New York and New Jersey harbor deepening.
Following graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2014, Lt. Col. Stevens was assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade as the Brigade Logistics Officer at Fort Hood, Texas. He immediately deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. After returning from Liberia in 2015, he was assigned as the 20th Engineer Battalion Executive Officer until 2017.
In 2018, Lt. Col. Stevens was assigned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of a one year interagency fellowship program managed by the Command and General Staff College. During the fellowship, he deployed to Texas in support of the Hurricane Harvey response operations and provided support to the agency’s force structure review.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal with two OLCs, the Army Commendation Medal with four OLCs, and the Parachutist Badge.