Commander and District Engineer

Colonel Jeremy J. Chapman

USACE, Mobile District
Published June 29, 2021

Colonel Jeremy Jiggs Chapman graduated and received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 1998.  He’s an avid fan of Army Football, as he played offensive line while at the academy – Beat Navy!  After graduating from the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Ft Leonard Wood, MO, he led a mechanized combat PLT in A/299th EN BN, 1st BDE, 4th ID, Ft Hood, TX.  He later became the B/299th EN BN Company XO and the BN S1 before heading to the Captains’ Career Course (CCC).  

After CCC, COL Chapman was a G3 Battle Captain in the XVIII ABN Corps, Ft Bragg, NC, in 2001/02 where he supported the initial deployments of units to contingency operations after 9/11.  He subsequently deployed with the 37th EN BN (CBT) (ABN) to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) supporting the 101st ABN DIV as the Deputy BN S3 in Mosul, Iraq, in 2003/04.  Following redeployment, he commanded B/37th EN Company (CBT) (ABN).  Following command, he received a MS degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.  He then joined the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in New Orleans as a Senior PM after Hurricane Katrina, 2006-2009.  His project (IHNC Barrier) was the largest Civil Works Design Build project in the history of the Corps at $1.1 billion.

COL Chapman’s follow-on assignment was the J3 Operations Officer for the Afghanistan Engineer District supporting USFOR-A during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), 2009/10.  He managed daily operations and led a joint security force that protected servicemen and civilians across all regions of Afghanistan. Upon redeployment, he attended Intermediate Leadership Education (ILE) at the Command & General Staff College (CGSC), Ft Leavenworth, KS.  After ILE in May 2011, he joined the 10th MTN DIV in OEF Regional Command – South as the G3 Deputy Division Engineer supporting basing across the region.  Upon redeployment, he held various positions in the Division G3 including the Deputy DIVENG and DIV Training/Exercises Chief. 

In June 2012, COL Chapman became BN S3 of the 2nd BDE Special Troops BN, 2nd BCT, where he trained and deployed his unit to OEF, Paktika, Afghanistan, with the 2nd Security Force Assistance BDE.  Next, he assumed the BN XO duty downrange and redeployed the unit back to Ft Drum.  Then he moved to serve as the 1st AD and Fort Bliss Command Inspector General 2014/15.

COL Chapman uncased the colors and took command of the 2nd BDE EN BN (BEB) on 10 Jun 2015, after the unit moved from White Sands Missile Range, NM.  The unit rapidly reorganized and conducted a gated training strategy from individual skills to collective events like Sapper Forge, Bulldog/Iron Focus, and NTC 16-05 prior to deployment in support of OPN Spartan Shield supporting ARCENT missions across the Middle East Region.  After command, he was the senior maneuver support trainer at NTC, Sidewinder 07, training brigades for deployments worldwide in decisive action operations.  After attending the Army War College, he served as the Deputy Division Engineer for Mississippi Valley Division and Secretary of the Mississippi River Commission, USACE.

COL Chapman’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 CS), Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.  LTC Chapman is a certified Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri.  He is married to Renee with three boys (16-20 yrs old).

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