Margaret W. Burcham
Brigadier General, US Army
First woman from the Army Corps of Engineers to be promoted to the rank of general
Margaret took command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, on September 19, 2011. The division has seven engineer districts totaling over 4800 people operating in a seventeen state area, and is charged with directing federal water resource development in the Great Lakes and Ohio River basins with infrastructure valued at over $80 billion. With an annual operating and construction budget exceeding $2 billion; missions include planning, construction and operations of navigation structures and flood damage reduction, hydropower, environmental restoration, water conservation, recreation and disaster assistance.
The division also executes military construction in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan with design and construction of barracks, hospitals, airfields and family housing on military installations. She was promoted to Brigadier General on January 27, 2012.
Learn more at the following links:
- Army Corps of Engineers Bio