Eric W. Verwers is the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is responsible for the management of the District's Civil Works, Military Construction, Interagency and International services and Environmental Restoration programs. He was selected as the Fort Worth District DPM after completing a successful four year tenure as the first Director of the Southwestern Division’s, Regional Planning and Environmental Center. RPEC is responsible for preparing all planning and environmental components of civil, military and interagency missions. The RPEC organization combined the planning and environmental missions and staff from throughout the SWD region.
Mr. Verwers is a 32 year veteran of USACE and the Fort Worth District, having served in a variety of positions related to reimbursable services and planning/environmental functions. Notably, these include his tenure as Director of the Engineering Construction and Support Center from 2001 to 2011, which provided enterprise-level support to the Department of Homeland Security and other customers. This included leading the efforts in response to the Secure Fence Act of 2006 that resulted in rapid planning, design and construction of over 600 miles of tactical infrastructure on the Southwestern Border of the U.S. with Mexico. In 2011, Mr. Verwers deployed to Afghanistan to assist Transatlantic Division establish a forward office in Kabul. As the Regional Business Manager, he was responsible for integrating two Afghanistan districts with the Division headquarters.
Mr. Verwers began his USACE career as an environmental planner and managed interdisciplinary teams responsible for preparing environmental projects for military and civil works customers. This led directly to opportunities to establish relationships with other federal agencies for reimbursable support where he has leveraged customer focus, innovation and effective team leadership to repeatedly fulfill demanding assignments.
Mr. Verwers graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a BS in Biology and emphases in Environmental and Business. His many honors include the Commissioner’s Medal, awarded by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award with bronze laurel leaf, Commander’s Service Medal, and the Bronze de Fleury Medal.