Lieutenant Colonel Scott Katalenich


Lieutenant Colonel Scott Katalenich assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, after 18 years of Army service. Prior to coming to the Corps, he attended Stanford University under the Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling Program.

Between 2015 and 2017, he served as an Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, Battalion Operations Officer for the 84th Engineer Battalion, and Brigade Operations Officer in the 130th Engineer Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Between 2011 and 2015, Lt. Col. Katalenich served as an Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Executive Officer for the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.


Between 2007 and 2010, he served as the Brigade Engineer and as Commander of the 73rd Engineer Company in the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to include a deployment to Diyala Province, Iraq from 2008 to 2009.


Between 2004 and 2006, he served as a Platoon Leader and Assistant Battalion Operations Officer in the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas.


He was awarded a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and studied in England from 2002 to 2003.


Lt. Col. Katalenich, who hails from Roscommon, Michigan, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy and received his commission as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 2002. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering – Sustainable Design & Construction and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering – Atmosphere/Energy from Stanford University.


His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Armor Captain’s Career Course, Joint Engineer Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Ranger School, and the Sapper Leader Course. Lt. Col. Katalenich is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska, a Project Management Professional, a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.