Engineer School Commandant

USAES Commandant BG Whittle

BG Robert F. Whittle Jr.

Brigadier General Bob Whittle was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy. He assumed his position as Commandant in September of 2017.

His assignments have included: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 40th Engineer Battalion, Baumholder, Germany. Company Commander in the 2nd Engineer Battalion, Camp Castle, Korea. Project Manager in the Philadelphia District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Deputy Chief of the Joint Visitors Bureau, Task Force Eagle, 1st Cavalry Division, Bosnia. Executive Officer to the Commanding General of the North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. G3 Plans Officer in the 1st Infantry Division, during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Battalion S3 of the 9th Engineer Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Executive Officer of the 9th Engineer Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany. Commander of Task Force Guardian, Schweinfurt, Germany. Battalion Commander of the 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; deployed and commanded the 1st Engineer Battalion as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10. Action Officer and Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff. Commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, TX; deployed and commanded the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Executive Officer to the Commander of Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan. Deputy Commander for the 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, TX.

Source of Commission: USMA at West Point.

Military Education: Engineer Officer’s Basic Course, Engineer Officer’s Advance Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Marine War College.

Educational Degrees: United States Military Academy - BS (Civil Engineering), University of Texas at Austin - MS (Environmental Engineering), School of Advanced Military Studies - MMAS (Masters of Military Arts & Science), Marine War College –MSS (Masters of Strategic Studies).

Professional Licensing: Brigadier General Whittle is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Virginia

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