James B. Balocki

Mr. James Balocki

Chief Executive Officer and Director, Services and Installations

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​Mr. James B. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009.  He is currently serving as the Command Executive Officer and Director Services and Installations, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, NC.  He exercises oversight for the command’s 12,000 civilian employees and manages acquisition, information technology, installation operations and services, and military construction support for the 200,000-strong command.
 
Previously he served as Chief, Interagency and International Services Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for engineering, scientific and technical support to foreign governments; combatant commands and embassies; federal, state and local government agencies; and national and international non-governmental organizations. 
 
Before this he served as Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan in Kabul, responsible for the U.S. and NATO construction program to establish Afghan National Army and Police forces.  He also coordinated efforts of the Department of Defense, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Government of Afghanistan to achieve strategic security and development goals.
 
Previously, Mr. Balocki served as the Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., overseeing the full range of environmental programs accomplished by 1,500 environmental professionals worldwide.
 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
• Jan 2014-Present: Command Executive Officer, Office of the Chief of Army Reserves, Fort Bragg, NC
• Jul 2011-Jan 2014: Chief, Interagency and International Support Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
• Jan 2011-Jul 2011:  Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
• Jul 2009-Jan 201:  Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
• May 2007-Jun 2009:  Chief, Army Base Realignment and Closure Division, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
• Aug 2006-Dec 2006:  Director, Army Environmental Programs, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
• Jul 2004-Aug 2005:  Executive Officer, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
• Aug 2002-Jul 2004:  Garrison Commander, Fort A.P. Hill, VA
• Jul 1998-Jul 2001:  Director of Public Works, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
 
COLLEGE:
• MS, Defense Strategic Studies, Quad-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
• MS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
• MS, Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
• BS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 
SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
• Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University
• National Defence College, Pakistan
• Command and General Staff College
• Air Command and Staff College
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
• Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia
AWARDS AND HONORS:
• Meritorious Civilian Service Award
• Army Engineer Regiment, Bronze deFluery Medal
• Legion of Merit
• American Society of Civil Engineers “Best Practice Paper” Award
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• Society of American Military Engineers
• Association of the United States Army
 
MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
• “Interviewing Tips From a Hiring Manager,” Federal Times, July 16, 2013
• “Write Your Résumé in a Way That Gets You an Interview” Federal Times, January 6, 2013
• "Active Engagement -- Charting a Career Path" Engineer, December 1995
• "Relationship Between n-Day Flood Volumes for Infrequent Large Floods" American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, November/December 1994
• "Building a Water Line on Tiger Island" Engineer, Spring 1988
 
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