John L. Adams

Chief, Projects Branch

Published June 18, 2012

John L. Adams is the acting project management deputy district engineer. As the senior civilian in the building, he directs and controls all aspects of planning, engineering, construction, water resources and real estate. 

Adams attended Virginia Military Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1985.  He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia, a certified Project Management Professional, and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.  

Adams has served the government for more than 27 years and began his service with the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.  He has served in various positions within both NAVFAC and USACE, to include overseas assignments in Antigua West Indies, Naples and Aviano, Italy, and an Area Engineer with the Corps of Engineers, Europe District in Ansbach, Germany.   

He most recently returned from a ten month deployment as the engineering and construction division chief of the Afghanistan Engineer District-South (AED-South), located on Kandahar Airfield. In that position, Adams led the AED-South’s largest division, where he was responsible for ensuring that the Army Corps of Engineers met or exceeded its customer commitment to provide quality products and services throughout the southern Afghanistan provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, and Herat.  

Adams has served as the Projects Branch chief at the Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District since November 2003.  In this position, he has responsibility to manage and lead the district’s project managers in the execution of civil, IIS, environmental, and military projects throughout the district’s area of operation.  

Adams, a native of Lexington, Va., is married and has three children.  He is a member of the Hampton Roads Post of SAME, and is also a competitive runner and cyclist.