Colonel Brian P. Hallberg assumed duty as the 60th commander of the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 9, 2021. As the commander, he oversees the district’s civil works, military construction, regulatory, and emergency operations missions, and is responsible for more than 350 employees in Norfolk and in resident offices throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Colonel Hallberg commissioned as an engineer officer in 1999 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his years as a commissioned officer, he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, the Middle East, and Africa.
His tours of duty with tactical units include the: 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; 1-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division; 20th Engineer Battalion; and 36th Engineer Brigade.
He has enjoyed several broadening assignments throughout his career to include: Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy; Engineer Project Manager, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan; Deputy Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Engineer School; and Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School.
His command assignments include: 16th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade (SBCT), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Company Commander, HHC, 1-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade (HBCT), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He has deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation United Assistance, Operation Joint Guardian, and twice to Operation Enduring Freedom.
Colonel Hallberg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy. He has a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College with a Master in Strategic Studies.
Colonel Hallberg's awards include Bronze Star Medal with OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 5 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, and Army Achievement Medal with 3 OLC.