Col. Steven M. Sattinger became the Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, headquartered on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Illinois, on May 24, 2018.
Sattinger assumed command of the District after serving as director of the Maneuver Support Battle Lab, part of the Capability Development and Integration Directorate at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 1996.
His previous assignments include: Sapper, Assault and Obstacle, and Support Platoon Leader Company Executive Officer for the 1st Engineer Battalion at Fort Riley, Kansas, including a deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Stabilisation Force (SFOR) 6, and to Yuma, Arizona, in support of a border construction mission for JTF-6; Company Commander for the 2nd Engineer Battalion in the Republic of Korea; Executive Officer to the Commanding General and the Division G3 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division at Fort Hamilton, New York, including a six month deployment to Qalat, Afghanistan, as a Resident Engineer for the Afghanistan Engineer District; Construction Management Officer for the 555th Engineer Brigade at Fort Lewis, Washington, including a deployment to Iraq. Battalion Operations and Training Officer (S3) for the 14th Engineer Battalion; S3 and Executive Officer for the 555th Engineer Brigade; Rear-detachment Commander for the 555th Engineer Brigade including a deployment to Afghanistan; Commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion “Pacemakers"; Deputy District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Sattinger holds master's degrees in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, in Civil Engineering from Penn State University, and in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of both the Engineer Officer Basic Course and Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers Course and the Army War College.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), and the Parachutist Badge.