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Posted 2/1/2013

Release no. 13-007


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Portland, Ore. - Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army in a formal ceremony Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C.  The Army’s Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, hosted the event. 

In addition to numerous stateside and overseas assignments, including serving as Chief, Joint Capabilities Division (J8) on the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C., Brig. Gen. Funkhouser also served as Commander, Afghanistan Engineer District – South where he oversaw a $4 billion program in support of the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan mission.

A civil engineering graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Brig. Gen. Funkhouser also holds master’s degrees in engineering management and strategic studies.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division since July 2012, he oversees a 4,800-strong workforce and a combined $3.5 billion program in civil works, disaster response, military construction, and environmental restoration and cleanup carried out by five district offices located in Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Seattle and Walla Walla, Wash., and Portland, Ore.