Maj. Gen. Mark C. Quander

Designated Member

Mississippi River Commission
Published July 11, 2023

On June 30, 2023, Major General Mark C. Quander assumed command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 

As the Division Engineer, he serves as the senior military officer in the division, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The division delivers engineering and water resource solutions for the Great Lakes and Ohio River region, covering 335,000 square miles and parts of seventeen states. The division’s civil works mission provides planning, construction, and operation of navigation structures and flood damage reduction, hydropower, environmental restoration, water management, recreation, and disaster response. LRD also executes military construction in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, involving designing and constructing barracks, hospitals, airfields, and family housing on military installations. LRD consists of seven districts in Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Huntington (WV), Louisville, Nashville, and Pittsburgh.

Before assuming command of LRD, MG Quander served as the Commandant of Cadets for the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. Other command assignments include the: Commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Commander, Transatlantic Division, Winchester, VA; Commander, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX; and Commander, 7th Engineer Battalion, Fort Drum, NY.

MG Quander served twice at the national level in the Pentagon. Within the Joint Staff, he fulfilled duties as a Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern/Politico-Military Planner in the Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Iraq Division. Within the Headquarters Department of the Army, he fulfilled duties as Director Office of the Chief of Engineers.

MG Quander commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri for Science and Technology, a Master of Arts in Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.