U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Update - SavannahName: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Update - SavannahDate: April 17, 2020Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
Join ACEC Georgia members for networking, breakfast and a keynote address from Colonel Daniel H. Hibner, Commander and District Engineer.
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Colonel Daniel H. Hibner assumed command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June 8, 2018. As District Commander, Hibner oversees the Savannah District’s military and civil works programs valued at approximately $1 billion. The construction mission alone involves an extensive program at 11 Army and Air Force installations throughout Georgia and North Carolina. The civil works mission consists of wetland protection oversight for all of Georgia and the management of three hydro-electric dams and reservoirs that provide more than half of the peaking hydropower supply in the Southeast region. He also oversees the water resource mission for the entire Savannah River Basin, which is a freshwater resource for eastern Georgia and western South Carolina down to the Savannah Harbor. As commander, Hibner is responsible for the district’s work in military design and master planning. He also oversees the district's mission for hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste clean-up at formerly used defense sites and manages real estate activities for the Department of Defense. Further, his district functions as a resource in emergency operations in Georgia as well as other federal agencies.
Hibner holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, a Master of Science in Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, and is a Project Management Professional.
From 2000 to 2003 Hibner served in the 11th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, as the assistant brigade engineer, the battalion adjutant, and company commander of Alpha Company. As the battalion adjutant, he served in Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. As a company commander, Hibner deployed his unit for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. After his first tour in Iraq, he was assigned to the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as a project engineer and construction manager. While in this assignment, he deployed in 2005 as the Fallujah Resident Office Officer in Charge of Reconstruction until he redeployed in response to Hurricane Katrina. He then served as the New Orleans District Emergency Operations Center Chief and the Executive Officer. After completion of Command and General Staff College in 2007 and the Advanced Military Studies Program in 2008, Hibner was assigned as a planner, 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon redeployment in 2009, he served as Operations Officer for 1-8 Infantry Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, Colorado. In 2010 he deployed with 1-8 Infantry to Iraq, and shortly after assumed the Operations Officer position for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and then served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the 4th Infantry Division in 2011. In 2012 he took command of the 4th Engineer Battalion and in 2013, deployed to form a construction and route clearance Task Force in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following this, he served as the 4th Infantry Division Chief of Plans from 2014 to 2015. He then attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School Senior Service College, Norfolk, Virginia. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Levant Branch Chief, Plans and Policy Directorate, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Hibner’s awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star (with three oak leaf clusters), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.