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Posted 8/1/2013

Release no. 13-016

Jon Fleshman

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville native and University of Kentucky graduate David F. Dale has been selected to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assigned to the position of programs director for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The SES comprises men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment grounded in the Constitution. Members of the SES serve in the key positions in 75 federal agencies just below the top presidential appointees, and are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the federal work force.

As the director of programs he is responsible for the development and execution of civil, military, hazardous, toxic and radiological waste, and support for others programs. The Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division encompasses 355,300 square miles and all or portions of 17 states in addition to the nation-wide responsibility for Army Reserve construction. 

Since 2008 Dale served as the deputy district engineer for the Louisville District, including a special assignment as the first chief of the Olmsted Division to manage the Corps of Engineers’ most important inland waterways navigation project.  

Dale graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering in 1985 with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and since then worked for the Louisville District in a variety of construction and project management positions. Prior to becoming the District’s civilian deputy he was the area engineer at Fort Knox, responsible for managing $100 million in military and civil works construction projects in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. As the deputy district engineer Dale had complete oversight for executing the design, construction and operation of the District’s national mission, valued at more than $1.5 billion. 

Dale is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a project management professional as prescribed by the Project Management Institute.  He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and has achieved the highest level of certification by the Corps of Engineers Planning, Programs and Project Management Community of Practice.