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