Brigadier General (P) Eugene (Gene) J. LeBoeuf. (Photo by None)
Major General (MG) LeBoeuf graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program and received a regular Army commission in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in May 1985. He is a graduate (magna cum laude) of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering; Northwestern University with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Engineering and Management Science; Stanford University with a M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Environmental Engineering; and the United States Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies. In his civilian capacity, MG LeBoeuf serves as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed technical publications, including four United States patents, and is a recipient of the United States National Science Foundation’s Faculty CAREER Award. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer, and 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 United States Army War College.
Prior to his assignment as the Commanding General of the 79th Theater Sustainment Command, MG LeBoeuf began his military career as an Army Technical Enrichment Program Fellow at Northwestern University, after which he served in multiple positions with the 2d Engineer Battalion (Combat) (BN), 2d Infantry Division, South Korea; Deputy Area Commander (CDR), Nashville District, Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Pineville, Kentucky; BN Maintenance Officer, 12th Engineer BN (Combat), 3rd Armored Division (Desert Storm); Assistant BN S3, 554th Engineer BN, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Instructor and Doctrine Writer, United States Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Additionally, he has served at the United States Military Academy as an Instructor for the Department of Systems Engineering and as Personnel Recruitment Officer with follow-on assignments including a joint billet as Engineer Plans and Logistics Officer for United States Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii; Assistant Division CDR (IMA), Pacific Ocean Division, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; CDR, 1-100th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, 102nd Division (Maneuver Support), Knoxville, Tennessee; Military Chief, Emergency Operations, Pacific Ocean Division, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; CDR, United States Army COE’s Contingency Response Unit, 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC), Washington, D.C.; and Chief of Staff, 416th TEC, Darien, Illinois. Upon selection to brigadier general, he served as Deputy Commanding General for Operations, 416th TEC; Deputy Commanding General and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Army University and Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and most recently as Deputy Commanding General and Acting Commanding General for United States Army Africa and Director of its Army Reserve Engagement Cell, Vicenza, Italy.
MG LeBoeuf’s significant awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Bronze Oak Leaf, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, 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.