COL Eugene (Gene) J. LeBoeuf serves as the Chief of Staff, 416th Theater Engineer Command, headquartered in Darien, Illinois. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U.S. Army ROTC program and received a Regular Army commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1985. He is a graduate (magna cum laude) of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Northwestern University with a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Stanford University with a M.S. in Civil Engineering, The University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, and the U.S. Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies.
In his civilian capacity, Colonel LeBoeuf serves as the Associate Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and Tennessee, and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.
His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Contingency Engineering Management Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Army War College.
As an Army Technical Enrichment Program Fellow, he began his military career as a graduate student at Northwestern University. Following graduation, he was assigned to the 2d Engineer Battalion (Combat), 2d Infantry Division, South Korea, where he served as an Assistant Battalion S4, Platoon Leader and Task Force Engineer, and Company Executive Officer. He then served with the Nashville District, Army Corps of Engineers as the Deputy Area Commander in Pineville, Kentucky, Battalion Maintenance Officer for the 12th Engineer
Battalion (Combat), 3d Armored Division during Desert Storm, Assistant Battalion S3 for the 554th Engineer Battalion, and Instructor and Doctrine Writer with the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
He then served with the U.S. Military Academy as an Instructor for the Department of Systems Engineering and as Personnel Recruitment Officer. Follow-on assignments included a joint billet as Engineer Plans and Logistics Officer for U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii; Assistant Division Commander (IMA), Pacific Ocean Division, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Commander, 1-100th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, 102d Division (MS) in Knoxville, Tennessee; Military Chief, Emergency Operations, Pacific Ocean Division, Fort
Shafter, Hawaii, and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Contingency Response Unit, 416th Theater Engineer Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Two Bronze Stars, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Valorous Unit Award, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab. In 1989, he was selected as the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Recipient for the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in 2011 was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
COL LeBoeuf is married to the former Teresa Lynn Willis of Pineville, Kentucky. They have two children, Lauren (age 16) and Nathan (age 9), and reside in Franklin, Tennessee.