Kent Simon, a native of Auburn, Alabama, joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2016 as the Chief of the Readiness Support Center (RSC) in Mobile Alabama.
The RSC provides the contingency responder training, tools, and programs designed to credential, field and support a professional workforce responding to emergency operational requirements. Programs administered by the RSC strengthen and ensure USACE’s capability to respond to civil and military contingencies.
Prior to joining USACE he served over 28 years in the U.S. Marine Corps in a variety of Command and Staff assignments. Retiring as a Colonel, his Marine Corps service included platoon, company, battalion and joint command assignments as well as service with multiple joint, combined and coalition contingency response forces. His staff assignments include service at the Division, Special Operations Capable Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces and Joint Staff level.
Over the course of his career in the Marine Corps, he deployed in support of contingency and combat operations in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Haiti, Iraq and throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia.