Editor's Note: Col. Gant was the Commander of the Albuquerque District from July 2012 to July 2014.
LOUISVILLE, KY. – Col. Antoinette Gant took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony Thursday, July 27. She will provide strategic direction, and command and control for the district civil, military and environmental programs.
Gant graduated from Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, as a distinguished military graduate with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a commission in the Engineer Regiment. She has a Master of Science in engineer management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the Louisville District, Gant served as the Resolute Support Combined Joint Engineer branch chief in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. She advised and assisted in planning for the Resolute Support commander and staff in all aspects of military engineering. She served as Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army-Civil Works at the Pentagon.
Gant served as the director for the Directorates of Public Works and Installation Support in a deployed environment, brigade engineer in an infantry brigade combat team, executive officer for a special troops battalion, chief of operations for an engineer directorate of an Army Service Component Command, and commander of the Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District. She has also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Her awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the NATO Medal.
A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, she and her husband Leonard have two children.
The Louisville District provides public works, engineering, construction, contracting, real estate, emergency operations, environmental and regulatory services in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, northern Tennessee, and Michigan. The district operates 20 flood control lakes and eight locks and dams on the Ohio River.