Chief, Energy Division
US Army Corps of Engineers
Mr. Paul Robinson assumed duties as Chief, Energy Division, Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), on 30 December 2012.
In this role, Mr. Robinson provides USACE leadership for energy programs and initiatives, overseeing execution with the Army’s portfolio of energy programs and partnering with Corps Districts, Research Labs, Industry, and Federal and State agencies in the world-wide support to the Army’s land-holding commands (Installation Management Command, Army Materiel Command, National Guard, and Army Reserve), Army Civil Works, as well as Department of Defense (DoD) and other non-DoD agencies, to reduce fossil-fuel dependency, increase energy efficiency and security, and adopt alternative energy sources. Mr. Robinson also provides key planning, operations, and acquisition support to the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) for development of large-scale, private sector-financed renewable energy projects.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Robinson served as a Senior Program Manager for the Corps’ Northwestern Division (NWD), in Omaha, Nebraska, where he provided leadership for execution of $5.7 billion in military construction projects while overseeing U.S. Air Force and DoD MILCON efforts for the region. In 2003, Mr. Robinson served as Chief, Operations & Maintenance, Directorate of Public Works, Fort Hood, Texas, overseeing facilities management for the nation’s largest military installation and championing critical energy initiatives recognized by the Secretary of the Army for innovative technology.
Mr. Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1988 and earned a commission in 1993. As a Civil Engineer Corps Officer, Mr. Robinson served in both Public Works and Contract Administration roles in support of Naval Air Station (NAS), Joint Reserve Base (JRB), New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).
Mr. Robinson was born in Costa Rica and raised in the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama. He holds a Master of International Management (MIM) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Strategic Management and New Venture and Business Development (Entrepreneurship) from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the George Washington University. Mr. Robinson is also a member of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and certified in facilities engineering and contracting.