Greg Steele serves as the Norfolk District’s chief of the Water Resources Division. In this role, Steele serves as the senior advisor to the commander on areas encompassing the water resources challenges and needs within the district area of responsibility, including the Norfolk District’s planning, operations and regulatory programs.
Prior to serving as the chief of WRD, Steele served as the chief of planning and policy branch within WRD. He was responsible for the district’s civil works planning program, with studies ranging from deep draft navigation for the Port of Hampton Roads, aquatic ecosystem restoration of the lower Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and coastal storm and flood risk management studies for the vulnerable eastern coastal area of Virginia. Steele has also served as an account manager for the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division for the Ecosystem Restoration Planning Center of Expertise.
Prior to being the Chief of Planning and Policy at the Norfolk District, Steele served as the Assistant for Water Resources Planning working directly for the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, or ASA(CW), project planning and review within the office of the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works. Steele was responsible for reviewing decision documents and providing recommendations to the ASA on any required actions, as well as advocating for decision documents with the office of management and budget to seek administration clearance for transmittal to Congress. Steele also served as the program planning review lead for SMART Planning and Planning Modernization. In this role, he advised the ASA(CW) on the strategies and approaches for SMART planning and worked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters in communicating the SMART Planning concepts with office of management and budget, and resource agencies.
Prior to working for the ASA(CW), Steele served in numerous roles at Norfolk District, including the chief, Flood Plain Management section, a regional technical specialist in plan formulation for the North Atlantic Division and also as a plan formulator and project manager for the Norfolk District. Steele was also a member of the 2007 Planning Associates class.
Steele earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the commonwealth of Virginia.