Mr. LaDart serves as the Chief of Planning and Environmental Division and is responsible for Civil Works and Military Planning initiatives throughout the Mobile District.
Mr. LaDart has 18 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He began his career as a Co-Op student at the Mobile District in 2002. Upon graduating from the University of South Alabama, he entered into the Intern program for the next two years. Following completion of the intern program he became a full-time employee with the Mobile District where he worked as an Economist on projects such as the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Water Control Manual updates.
From 2009 to 2020, Mr. LaDart served as a Review Manager for Policy and Legal Compliance Reviews in the Office of Water Project Review, at USACE HQ, Washington. During this time, he worked on Civil Works projects in all 38 districts and 8 divisions executing the Civil Works mission and encompassing all major mission areas including flood and coastal storm risk management, deep draft and inland navigation, ecosystem restoration, water supply, hydropower and recreation.
Mr. LaDart has also completed several temporary assignments including Acting Chief, Office of Water Project Review, Headquarters and Acting Chief, Plan Formulation Branch, Southwestern Division Regional Planning and Environmental Center.
Mr. LaDart holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics from the University of South Alabama. He is also a USACE Water Resources Certified Planner (WRCP) and a 2009 graduate of the Planning Associates Program.
In addition to numerous performance awards, Mr. LaDart has been awarded the National Planning Team of the Year Award and several Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service.