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Deputy Commander

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Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder assumed duties as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District in July 2017. Yoder came to the Mobile District following an assignment with the Unites States Forces Korea, where he served two years as the chief of Real Estate.

A native of Reedsville, Penn., Yoder enlisted in the Army in 1989 serving three years active duty and five years in the Army Reserve while attending college. He graduated from Temple University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2002. Among other military schools, he is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Engineer Officer Advanced Course and the Engineer Officer Basic Course.

He served in numerous engineer and command and staff positions in the United States and overseas. His previous assignments include deputy commander, USACE Philadelphia District; executive officer and operations officer, 54th Engineer Battalion, Bamberg, Germany, and Afghanistan; executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 315th (Observer-Controller/Trainer) Regiment, New Cumberland, Penn.; company commander and assistant operations officer, 506th Infantry Regiment, assistant operations officer, 326th Engineer Battalion, and Division Engineer Planner, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., and Iraq; Vertical and Horizontal platoon leader, Company A executive officer, and battalion intelligence officer, 92nd Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga. His operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) I, Feb. 2003 to Feb. 2004, OIF IV, Nov. 2005 to Nov. 2006, and Operation Enduring Freedom XI, from Nov. 2010 to Nov. 2011.

His military awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; four Meritorious Service Medals; three Army Commendation Medals; the Joint Service Achievement Medal; six Army Achievement Medals; the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation; and two Meritorious Unit Citations. He has also earned the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Order of St. Barbara and a Bronze DeFleury Medal.


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