Wesley E. Coleman, Jr.

Acting Director of Programs

Southwestern Division
Published Feb. 8, 2022

Wesley E. Coleman, Jr. is the Acting Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He is responsible for the development and execution of Civil Works, Military Missions and Interagency Support within the Division. He provides leadership and supervision for the SWD Programs Directorate and has staff oversight for programs, planning, and project management activities in the division’s four district offices.

Coleman came to the Southwestern Division from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters’ office, where he was the Interim Chief, Programs Integration Division. In this position, he was responsible for policy development and articulating it to USACE divisions and districts for the development, defense, and execution of the annual Civil Works Program and design and execution of systems and processes for the management of projects.

Coleman has held multiple senior-level positions within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developing and managing Civil Works and water resource programs and policies to include: the Chief, Office of Water Project Review; the Interim Regional Programs Director, North Atlantic Division; the Interim Director of the Institute for Water Resources and Interim Director of the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management; the Deputy Chief, North Atlantic Division Regional Integration Team (RIT), and the RIT Senior Planner, Mississippi Valley Division. He also served as the Senior Policy Expert for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).

He began his career with the Baltimore District in 1985 and held a variety of positions in the district’s Planning Division, rising to the Chief of the Civil Project Development Branch.

Coleman has a Bachelor of Science Degree in oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology.