John R. Bock, P.E.

Deputy District Engineer/Deputy for Project Management

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Published Oct. 11, 2022

Since October 2022, John R. Bock, P.E. has served as the Deputy District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, where he serves as the senior civilian to the District Commander, overseeing the execution of the district’s Civil Works, Military, Reserves, Environmental, Interagency and International Services, and Work for Others programs totaling approximately $1 billion annually. He also serves as the District’s Dam and Levee Safety Officer, ensuring the district’s 17 flood risk management reservoirs/dams, nine locks and dams, and 58 federally constructed, locally operated and maintained levee systems, operate as designed. Bock previously served for seven years as Louisville District’s Engineering Division Chief, where he led a staff of approximately 330 in the engineering and design support of the district’s various programs.

Prior to his arrival in the Louisville District, Bock worked 23 years at the Huntington District where he began his career with USACE in 1992. There he served in multiple positions including Lead Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager, Programs and Project Management Branch Chief, Engineering and Construction Division Chief, and Deputy District Engineer.

In addition to his positions in Louisville, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia, Bock has served in several temporary USACE assignments including the Interim Regional Business Director for the Southwestern Division in Dallas, Texas (2021), the Deputy District Engineer for the Louisville District (2017), the Civil Works Programs Integration Division Chief for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division in Cincinnati, Ohio (2011), and the Afghan National Police Program Manager in the Afghanistan Engineer District in Kabul, Afghanistan (2008).

A registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Bock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1990 from West Virginia Institute of Technology.