Major General Kent D. Savre was commissioned an Engineer Officer in 1985 upon graduation from Officer Candidate School.
Major General Savre comes to Fort Leonard Wood from Fort Hamilton, New York, where he commanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division and oversaw a $5 billion annual program to plan, design and construct projects to support the military, protect America’s water resources and mitigate risk from disasters across the Northeast, Europe and Africa. As the Division Commander, he led the Army’s Hurricane Sandy response and recovery efforts.
His previous assignments include Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon, Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood and Commander of the U.S. Forces-Iraq Theater Engineer Brigade, Director of the Counter Explosive Hazards Center at Fort Leonard Wood, Commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Assistant Corps Engineer for I Corps.
He also served as S-3 and Executive Officer for the 1st Infantry Division Engineer Brigade in Bamberg, Germany, Executive Officer for the 82d Engineer Battalion in Kosovo and Task Force Engineer for the 1st Infantry Division’s Initial Entry Force into Kosovo. His early assignments include Project Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District, Aide-de-Camp to the I Corps Deputy Commanding General at Fort Lewis, Commander of Bravo Company, 864th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Platoon Leader with the 17th Engineer Battalion, 2d Armored Division at Fort Hood.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master’s in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
Major General Savre’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with Two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.