LTC Rich Peacock currently serves as the Deputy Commander for Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mobile District encompasses over 1000 personnel that provide project management, construction, and engineer support to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, as well as all of Central and South America. The District manages a program in excess of $1 billion across the full portfolio of USACE capabilities. He earned his commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, at Fort Benning, GA.
LTC Peacock comes to the Mobile District team from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA, where he served as an Observer/Coach/Trainer and the Executive Officer to the Commander of Operations Group. Other assignments include Executive Officer for the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado; Strategic Studies Group Fellow to the Chief of Staff of the Army, at Headquarters, Department of the Army; Commander, 95th Engineer Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks Hawaii; Engineer Operations Officer and later G3 Engineer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; and Assistant Operations Officer and Platoon Leader with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 506th Regimental Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He has multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, and Iceland.
LTC Peacock comes to Mobile District with additional civilian experience as an engineer with General Electric and manufacturing/management experience with a subsidiary of BMW. He holds two patents, speaks French and German, and is a civilian rated pilot.
In addition to an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, he has earned Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Master’s degree in Political and Military Strategy from the Belgian Royal Defense College.
LTC Peacock’s military education includes Officer Candidate School, Engineer Officer Basic and Career Courses, Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at the Belgian Royal Defense College in Brussels, Belgium; Sapper Leader Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, the Army Counter Explosives Hazard Planner’s Course and the Joint Firepower Course.
LTC Peacock’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3), Meritorious Unit Citations (2), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars, among others. He also carries the Combat Action Badge, Sapper Tab, Army Staff Identification Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and numerous Overseas Combat Service Bars.
LTC Peacock currently resides in Baldwin County, Alabama, with his spouse and three daughters.