Brigadier General Anthony C. Funkhouser assumed command of the Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 27, 2012.
In this position, he oversees an annual program of more than $3 billion in civil works, environmental restoration, and military construction in more than a dozen states, primarily within the Columbia and Missouri river basins.
As Division Commander, he is responsible for providing guidance and direction to five operating district commands located in Portland, Ore., Seattle and Walla Walla, Wash., Kansas City, Mo., and Omaha, Neb., with a combined professional workforce of nearly 4,800. Key missions include support to military installations and civilian communities throughout the region, managing the nation’s water resources infrastructure for economic growth and environmental sustainability, timely response to natural disasters, and strengthening national security.
Prior to his arrival at Northwestern Division, Brigadier General Funkhouser served as Chief, Joint Capabilities Division (J8) at Joint Staff Headquarters, Washington D.C. His earlier assignments included serving as Commander, Afghanistan Engineer District-South where he was responsible for planning, acquisition and construction management of a $4 billion program in support of the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan mission; Commander of Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dallas, Texas, supervising a $3 billion program of engineering and construction services, including disaster response, to seven states through four district offices. Col. Funkhouser also spent three years as Commander of the Corps' Tulsa District office and served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Numerous combat and operational positions of leadership include service as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Battalion Logistics Officer, 317th Engineer Battalion (Corps), Eschborn, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer and Assistant Brigade Engineer, 17th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant Division Engineer, 1st Cavalry Division (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm); Commander, D Company and B Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Operation Intrinsic Action), Fort Hood and Kuwait; Regimental Engineer, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin; Executive Assistant to the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood; Battalion Executive Officer, 91st Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood; Chief of Doctrine, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood; and Commander, 5th Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Operation Iraqi Freedom I).
Brigadier General Funkhouser earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a master's of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Advanced Military Studies Program, and the U.S. Army War College. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, six awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, six awards of the Army Commendation Medal, five awards of the Army Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal awarded by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and the Combat Action Badge. He has also been awarded the Silver de Fleury and the Order of Saint Barbara Medallions.