Deputy General Counsel - Installations, Environment & Civil Works

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Craig Schmauder was selected into the Senior Executive Service in November 2002. Since October 2004, he serves as the Deputy General Counsel (Installations, Environment and Civil Works) in the Department of the Army. In this position Mr. Schmauder provides legal advice and guidance to the Secretary of the Army and other Secretariat officials concerning a broad range of activities, including matters involving Army installations, lands, and facilities, environmental law, protection of wetlands, Civil Works construction, real estate condemnation, cultural and natural resources, and the administration of Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Schmauder advises the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) on all legal issues relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources development and regulatory programs. He also advises the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment) on environmental planning, compliance, restoration, and sustainability issues. Mr. Schmauder also provides legal services to the Army Secretariat relating to disposal of installations closed under the various base realignment and closure laws.

Prior to being appointed Deputy General Counsel in 2004, Mr. Schmauder was the Acting Chief Counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Schmauder also served as Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from 2002-2003.

Career Chronology

  • 1997 – 2002: Counsel, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL
  • 1994 – 1997: Assistant Chief Counsel for Legal Services Policy, Information and Programs, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
  • 1988 – 1994: Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
  • 1987 – 1988: Senior Counsel for Information Management, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
  • 1985 – 1987: Assistant Counsel for Procurement, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
  • 1981 – 1985: Assistant Division Counsel, Middle East Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, VA

College

  • JD, College of Law, University of Tulsa, 1980
  • BA summa cum laude, C.W. Post College, 1977

Significant Training

  • Driving Government Performance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2008
  • U.S. Army Strategic Leadership Development Course, San Mateo, CA, 2005
  • Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, 1992
  • Leadership and Executive Development, Office of Personnel Management, 1990
  • International Construction Claims, Avoiding and Resolving Disputes, Athens, Greece, 1983

Certifications

  • Virginia State Bar (Active Member)
  • TYPE III Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Rank Award – Meritorious Executive, 2009
  • Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2004, 1995, 1992
  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, 2002, 1995
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Chief Counsel’s Spirit of Arrowhead Award, 1998
  • U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 1992
  • E. Manning Seltzer Award (Special Contributions to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Legal Services), 1989
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EEO Director’s Award, 1996

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Senior Executive Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association

Major Publications

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2012: Preparing USACE for the 21st Century, 2003
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Report on the Delivery of USACE Legal Services, 1994
  • Flushing the In-Box: An Approach to Legal Automation, From Yellow Pads To Computers, Transforming Your Practice with a Computer, 2ND Ed., American Bar Association, 1991
  • Liability of the Architect-Engineer for Construction Contracts, 16 Public Contract Law Journal 365, 1987

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