Pete G. Perez is the Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dallas, Texas, a position he has held since October 2019.
In this position, 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.
Prior to his current assignment Perez managed the operations of the Regional Business Center and oversaw three divisions: the Business Technical
Division, Business Management Division, and Business Resources Division. He was the lead liaison on efforts between regional boards and functional boards synchronizing activities with a particular focus on regional issues.
Previously he served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, a position he had held since 2011.
Perez previously served as the chief of the Galveston District’s Engineering and Construction Division. While chief, Perez served an eight-month tour in Afghanistan Engineer District-South. Prior to this position, Perez was the former chief of Construction Operations at the Alaska District, held the position of an area engineer in the Southern Area Office, was a resident engineer in the Central Resident Office, and was a project engineer and resident engineer in the USACE Far East District in Korea. He began his career with the Corps as a project engineer in the Fort Worth District’s San Antonio Area Office.
A registered professional engineer in Texas, Perez earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1985 from Texas A&M University, and Master of Science in 1997 from the University of Texas at San Antonio in environmental management, He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level II certified and Facilities Engineering Level III certified.
In 2002, Perez was recognized with the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award and earned a Professional Achievement Award from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference. He received a Department of the Army Superior Civilian Award in 2008 and 2010, and earned the prestigious Bronze de Fleury Medal in 2008.
Perez was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2013.