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Kevin Brice

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Kevin Brice has been the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management for the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since May 2007.

The Portland District has one of the Nation’s most comprehensive and diversified civil works programs. Covering most of Oregon and southwestern Washington, Portland District is operating locks and dams along the Columbia River, managing dams in the Willamette Valley for flood damage reduction, maintaining Oregon’s coastal rivers for navigation, and leading the Nation in hydropower generation, all while ensuring equal attention is placed on environmental protection and restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation. A Corps Center of Expertise, the Hydroelectric Design Center, is co-located within the Portland District.

In this position, Brice provides District leadership in establishing and maintaining processes to manage the scope, quality, cost, budgets and schedules of all district projects. He manages and directs all civil works programs management activities, including program and budget development, preparation for Congressional testimony, oversight of program execution and reprogramming actions. Further, he is responsible for all civil works planning functions for the District, including plan formulation, economics and environmental resources.

Brice retired as a lieutenant colonel after 21 years of military service. While in the military, Brice had several assignments with the Corps of Engineers, including the Deputy District Commander for the Portland and Europe districts; Project Engineer and Field Inspector at the Elk Creek Resident Office and Chief of Dredging Operations, both in the Portland District. He served the Corps during deployments to Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia and to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska.

Upon retiring from the military, Brice was a Building Code Enforcement Program Manager and Building Official in Washington County, Ore., before returning to the Corps of Engineers as a civilian. Brice was the Chief of the Business Management Division at Northwestern Division before taking his current position with Portland District.

Brice graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1978. He received his Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University in 1987. Brice is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Oregon and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.