Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management Joe Kellett

Published March 25, 2013

Mr. Joseph Kellett was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He has also completed postgraduate work at Georgetown University in Legislative Studies and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Senior Executive Fellow.

Mr. Kellett began his career with the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers in 1980 as a civil engineer. He transferred to their Melvin Price Locks and Dam construction office in 1985 and served there before accepting a three-year assignment with the Corps in Nuremberg, Germany. After completing this assignment, he returned to the St. Louis District and held positions in both Construction and Project Management before moving to the Rock Island District in 1995, where he served in several positions within the Construction Division before being promoted to Chief, Construction Division in 1998. He was selected in 2002 for his current position as Deputy District Engineer for the St. Louis District. Mr. Kellett has also served the Corps in temporary assignments at HQUSACE, Jacksonville District, the Kuwait Emergency Recovery Office, and the Afghanistan Engineer District.

Mr. Kellett is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri and a certified Project Management Professional. He is a member of the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Kellett has received numerous awards including the Achievement Award for Civil Service, the Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the Liberty Bell Award.

Mr. Kellett’s wife, Fran, is a native of St. Louis. They have three daughters, Shannon, Elizabeth, and Rachel.