Lieutenant Col. Craig W. Bryant is the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander. Bryant is from Chesterfield, Virginia and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an engineer officer following graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 2004.
Bryant’s previous assignments include platoon leader, battalion construction officer, company executive officer, and battalion administrative officer with the 46th Engineer Battalion at Fort Polk, LA. During this assignment, Bryant deployed to Ramadi and Fallujah, Iraq. He served as the assistant operations officer and company commander with 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this assignment Bryant deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.
Bryant served as Project and Program Manager, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during this assignment Bryant served a detail as the executive officer to the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations at Headquarters, USACE. Most recently Bryant served as the brigade engineer officer, battalion operations officer, and battalion executive officer for the 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. During this assignment Bryant participated in regionally aligned force deployments to the Republic of South Korea and to Boleslaeviec, Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 2004. In 2013, Bryant was awarded a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering) from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bryant’s military education includes the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the Engineer Officer Basic and Career Courses, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Bryant’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Humanitartian Service Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 Campaign Stars). He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
Bryant volunteers with the Society of American Military Engineers and was a member of the Society’s inaugural Leader Development Class.