VICKSBURG, Miss., November 8, 2013 – Mark Moore was selected as the Mississippi Valley Division’s (MVD) Regional Chief of Real Estate and Lead for the District Support Team (Upper Mississippi) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His job duties include serving as the regional expert for Real Estate issues, and he is responsible for managing civil works projects for MVD’s three northern districts; St. Louis, Rock Island, and St. Paul.
Moore began his Corps career as a Department of the Army intern in the Corps Little Rock District, in 1986. He has more than 27 years of experience in division and district real estate roles. In 1988, Moore worked as a realty specialist for Corps’ Fort Worth District. Following his return from deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990, Moore worked for the Staff Engineer for the 5th U.S. Army in San Antonio, Texas, providing Army Real Estate support for the U.S. Army Reserves in 14 states. In 1992, Moore returned to the Fort Worth District where he was promoted to chief, Acquisition Branch in 1994. In 2001, he was selected as the chief, Real Estate Division for the Corps' Little Rock District.
In 2008, Moore worked as a realty specialist for the Corps' Southwestern Division, coordinating all Army BRAC Real Estate disposal actions west of the Mississippi River. After realizing how much he missed being in a management and leadership role, he applied for, and was selected as the chief, Real Estate Division in Tulsa, Okla.
Moore is a native of Scott, Ark., and attended England Public Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also a graduate of the Army Management Staff College and served on active duty as a United States Marine for six years.
Moore is married to the former Cheryl (Gail) Overby from Winston-Salem, NC, and they have two adult children, Mark Jr. and Maria.
The Mississippi Valley Division is responsible for water resources engineering solutions in a 370,000-square-mile area, extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing portions of 12 states. Work is carried out by district offices located in St. Paul, Minn.; Rock Island, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Miss.; and New Orleans, La.