Lt. Col. Brett Boyle is Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.
He took command of the Detroit District July 19, 2022, after serving as a Chief Observer, Coach, and Trainer for the Protection Warfighting Function, at the Army’s Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
As commander he is responsible for delivering engineering and water resource solutions in Michigan, and portions of Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The Detroit District encompasses 3,150 miles of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and St. Clair shoreline and includes 81 ports and harbors, 37 miles of navigation structures and the nationally important infrastructure Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Boyle is a Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, native and commissioned in 2003 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the Pennsylvania State University. Previous assignments include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), and Battalion Staff in the 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Commander in the 52nd Engineer Battalion, and Division Engineer Operations Officer in the 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado, Chief, Current Operations Integration Cell, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Hospital Executive Officer, 212th Combat Support Hospital, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
His operational deployments include tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Boyle earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Penn State University, and Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Engineer Operations Course. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri and a certified Project Management Professional.
Boyle’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leave clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters and Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster. He is also a recipient of the Bronze de Fleury Medal.