Public Affairs Chief

Dustin Gautney

USACE, Mobile District
Published April 12, 2017

Dustin Gautney assumed his position as the Chief of Public Affairs & Media Relations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, in Sept. 2022. In this position, he is responsible for the supervision and management of a 7-person public affairs office dedicated to developing the district’s strategic communications, media affairs and community relations.

Mr. Gautney has served 20 years of combined service on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Public Affairs Specialist to include multiple tours in Iraq during Operation’s Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

Mr. Gautney began his civil service career in 2018 with the Mobile District as a Public Affairs Specialist. He later served as a senior public affairs specialist with the U.S. Navy at the Naval Education and Training Command in Pensacola, Fla. before rejoining the Mobile team to serve as the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs & Media Relations.

Mr. Gautney graduated from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University.


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