John Boulé, former commander of the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has been named a vice president of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Boulé is based in the firm’s New York office.
In his new position, Boulé will serve as senior manager for priority project delivery, initially responsible as lead manager for the Northeast Region’s Superstorm Sandy recovery and mitigation efforts. Boulé is expected to quickly take on additional responsibilities as a senior manager for work on other major programs in the greater New York City market.
Boulé comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff following a 26-year military career. He retired as a colonel after serving in command and staff positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and overseas. He served as USACE’s New York District Commander from 2009 to 2012, responsible for managing a $1 billion annual capital budget in five states, at nine military installations and in Greenland. He previously served as assistant director for civil works at USACE headquarters in Washington, D.C., helping to manage the Corps’ $5 billion nationwide water resource development program. He has served as a US Army Engineer battalion commander in Baghdad and as a team leader, Department of Army Staff, Programs and Force Development, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Boulé, a licensed engineer, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he received a bachelor of science in civil engineering and later served as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. He also has master of science degrees in structural engineering and environmental fluid mechanics and
hydrology from Stanford University, a master of science degree in resourcing national strategy from the National Defense University, and a master of arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.