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Lt. Col. Robert Julian Newbauer

Deputy Commander, Louisville District

Published Sept. 12, 2016

Lt. Col. Rob Newbauer was born and raised in Allegan, Michigan. He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is currently the Deputy Commander for the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His previous assignments include: Assistant S-3, 577th Engineer Battalion; Team Leader – 511th Dive Team; Executive Officer – U.S. Army Dive Company (Provisional); Assistant S3 6th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Operations Officer, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

In May 2006, Newbauer assumed command as the commander of Delta Company, 577th Engineer Battalion, at the Naval Diving and Training Center in Panama City, Florida, where he served as the Army lead for all engineer diving activities. After relinquishing command he served as the facilities engineer for the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies under the flag of U.S. Army Garrison – Bavaria, in Garmisch, Germany. After returning from Germany, Newbauer served as the brigade engineer, battalion operations and executive officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. Prior to assuming duties as the Louisville District deputy commander, he served as an observer, coach and trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

Newbauer deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2006 and March 2010. He also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Zabul, Afghanistan in Feburary 2012.

Newbauer holds a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in Geological Engineering from University of Missouri, Rolla. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Sapper Leader Course, Naval Basic Diving and Salvage School, and the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Air University in Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama.

Newbauer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.