Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Brigantti is the 61st USACE Philadelphia District Commander. In this role, he leads a 500-person District. Missions include dredging waterways for navigation, protecting communities from flooding and coastal storms, responding to natural and declared disasters, regulating construction in the nation’s waters and wetlands, remediating environmental hazards, restoring ecosystems, building facilities for the Army and Air Force, and providing engineering, contracting and project management services for other government agencies upon request. Established in 1866, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District encompasses the 13,000-square-mile Delaware River Basin and the Atlantic Coast from New Jersey’s Manasquan Inlet to the Delaware-Maryland line. Within its boundaries are more than eight million people in eastern Pennsylvania, western and southern New Jersey, most of Delaware, New York’s Catskills region and part of northeastern Maryland.
Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Brigantti was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy in 2001. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio University. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. He is a registered professional engineer from the state of Missouri.
Most recently, he served as a program manager in the Engineer Directorate at U.S. Army Central. In that role, he focused staff planning efforts to reposition Army Forces throughout the Central Command area of responsibility.
Previous assignments include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer with the 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Jan 2003 to July 2003 and was part of the initial invasion with the 3rd Infantry Division. He served as a Basic Combat Training Company Commander in 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. As a project engineer in the Far East District, he worked on Republic of Korea funded construction projects in support of the Yongsan Relocation Program. Additional assignments included Battalion Operations Officer and Brigade Operations Officer with First Army Division East at Fort Knox, KY; Brigade Engineer in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI; Chief of Counter- IED planning at United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI; Capability Analyst at the Army Capabilities Integration Center, Joint Base Langley Eustis, VA; and operations officer/program manager at United States Army Central, Shaw AFB, SC. Deployments include tours in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lieutenant Colonel Brigantti is from Chicago, Illinois and has been married to Lieutenant Colonel Crystal L. Brigantti since 2007. They have two children.