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Mr. James A. Bodron

Deputy District Engineer for Project Management

Published Oct. 23, 2012
Mr. Bodron is the Deputy District Engineer for Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District. As the District’s senior Civilian, he is responsible for the development and execution of a $130 million annual civil works construction and maintenance program across the six-state, 25,000-square-mile area served by the Memphis District.

Mr. Bodron deployed to Afghanistan in November 2008 where he served as the Deputy Project Manager and Acting Director of the Kandahar Program Office, Afghanistan Engineer District. He stood up this important office, directed a budget of $900 million in military construction efforts in support of overseas contingency operations. He also worked with NATO and U.S. forces to design and construct a wide variety of facilities.

Immediately prior to his current position, Mr. Bodron served as the Memphis District Chief of Operations Division, leading a widely diverse workforce of 300 engineers, biologists, emergency managers, river pilots, mechanics, technicians and laborers. He was responsible for the Memphis District’s river fleet, including six towboats and tenders, a dustpan dredge and three floating drydocks.
He has also served as the Memphis District’s Assistant Chief of Planning, Programs and Project Management Branch, a Project Manager and Senior Study Manager. In addition to working in the Memphis District, Mr. Bodron has also held position with the Corps in the Little Rock, Tulsa and Rock Island districts.

From 2002-2005 he served as the national liaison between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. There, he worked cooperatively with that agency’s leaders on watershed planning and project implementation efforts.

Mr. Bodron is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1986, and the University of Memphis where he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1994.

He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Tennessee; a past officer and director of the Society of American Military Engineers, Memphis Post; and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.