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Deputy District Commander

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Lieutenant Colonel Andrew L. Olson became the Deputy Commander, Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in August 2016.  His most recent prior assignment was as a Training with Industry Fellow at Parsons in Aiken, South Carolina.  

His prior assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Battalion Logistics Officer 9th Engineer Battalion, Germany; Group Engineer and Company Commander 43d Area Support Group, Colorado and Kuwait; Company Commander 4th Engineer Battalion, Colorado; Deputy Resident Engineer Europe District; Resident Officer in Charge USACE Afghanistan District South; Deputy Division Engineer 10th Mountain Division; Battalion Operations and Executive Officer 3rd Brigade STB, 10th Mountain Division, New York and Afghanistan. 

Lt. Col. Olson’s military education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering and Technical Management, Colorado School of Mines, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology.  He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.

Lt. Col. Olson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with the numeral 4, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.  He has also been awarded the Air Assault Badge.

Lt. Col. Olson is originally from Preston, Idaho. 

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