David C. Gordon, P.E.

Published June 29, 2018

Dave Gordon is currently the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District. Prior to this assignment he served as the Chief of Hydraulic Design where he was responsible for navigation engineering to maintain a safe, dependable, and environmentally friendly navigation channel along the Mississippi River by evaluating the river for maintenance dredging activities and by modeling, designing and implementing river training structures.

Dave began his career as a hydraulic engineer with the St. Louis District more than 20 years ago. During this time he has served as the Chief of Dam and Levee Safety, a Project Manager for the Locks 27 Major Rehab Project, and as the Assistant Chief of the Engineering and Construction Division. He also served as the lead hydraulic design engineer for the design of the new 1200-foot lock at Lock and Dam 25. Dave supported the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan to design port facilities for the Uzbek Border Patrol Unit along the Amu Darya River, and has authored several technical papers and received the International Navigation Association’s De-Paepe Willems Award for the U.S. Section.

Dave graduated from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Missouri.

Dave is married with 4 kids and resides in Wildwood, Missouri.