Patrick Chambers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Pat Chambers, a native of Mobile, AL and raised in Monroe, LA, works for the Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, MS. Pat serves as the Chief of Operations and Regulatory for Mississippi Valley Division.

Pat began working for the Corps of Engineers as a Co-op student while attending Louisiana Tech University. Upon graduation from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering, he began working full-time for the Corps in 1995, as the Civil Engineer on the Mat Sinking Unit with the Vicksburg District. Pat has served in all areas of River Operations in the Vicksburg District, including the Civil Engineer for Mat Sinking Unit, Chief of Hydrographic Surveys, Chief of Dredging and Chief of Navigation Section, before being selected in 2015 as the Deputy Chief of Operations for the Mississippi Valley Division. He also served on a temporary assignment as the Senior Program Manager for Inland Navigation at HQ US Army Corps of Engineers in 2015. In October of 2018, Pat was selected as the Chief of Operations and Regulatory Division for the Mississippi Valley Division, and oversees the Division’s Operations, Recreation, Hydropower and Regulatory Programs.

Pat also served in the US Army, both active and Reserve for more than two decades. He retired from military service after several deployments and one tour of duty in Iraq, with 25 years of service.  He also served 16-months in Afghanistan with the Corps, as Chief of Operations Branch.

Pat’s career accomplishments include two Commanders’ Awards and a Bronze Star medal from his combat tour in 2006.