Moyer takes over as Policy and Planning Division chief

Published Aug. 5, 2015

     Rebecca “Becky” Moyer was recently selected as the Southwestern Division’s Chief of Planning and Policy Division, Programs Directorate for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.   As chief, she is the manager and senior technical advisor for the large and diversified civil works water resources planning program within the region. Moyer is also the leader of the Division’s Planning Community of Practice, and Director of the national Planning Center of Expertise for Water Management and Reallocation Studies.

      Prior to this assignment, she was the Southwestern Division’s Senior Economist from 2011 to 2015. Throughout her 28-year Corps career, Moyer has held key Planning positions at all levels within the organization to include assignments at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Regional Integration Team and the Office of Water Project Review. She was also an integral member of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, , as well as the Huntington, Jacksonville, and Mobile Districts.

      “Becky Moyer brings a wealth of policy and planning expertise to this position at a time when these skills are even more critical to our organization than in the past,” said Brig. Gen. David C. Hill, SWD commander.  “Her background and vision will serve us well as we face current and future challenges and work to deliver value to our Nation.”

     Moyer was a Co-Technical Director of the Inland Navigation Planning Center of Expertise. Her technical areas of expertise are navigation planning and economics (both inland and deep-draft navigation). While in the Jacksonville District, she pioneered the use of navigation simulation modeling for evaluating the economics of harbor improvements and was a key contributor to the development of Harborsym, the Corps’ corporate tool for deep-draft navigation economic analysis.

       She is a former proponent and lead instructor of the “Planning Principles and Procedures" course.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Miami University and a Master of Arts in public administration from Marshall University.

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