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Dennis W. Hamilton became the Rock Island District Deputy for Programs and Project Management in March 2016.

Hamilton, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has more than 30 years of experience planning, designing, constructing, and managing civil works projects.  Hamilton began working for the Rock Island District in 1998 when he was hired into the District’s project management branch. Prior to working for Rock Island District, Hamilton worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation designing and constructing federal water resource projects in Colorado and New Mexico and for a private engineering firm in Des Moines, Iowa. His experience at Rock Island District includes eight years as a project manager for flood risk management projects, two years as a regional project manager for New Orleans area hurricane and storm damage risk reduction projects, and eight years as the Chief of the Project Management Branch.

Hamilton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1981 and is a registered professional engineer in Colorado (since 1985) and Iowa (since 1991). He has also been certified as a project management professional since 2012.

He is active in professional societies and has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1988, the Society of American Military Engineers since 1998, and the Project Management Institute since 2012. His awards include two Superior Civilian Service Awards and an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.