LTC. Nathaniel Weander

Deputy Commander of the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersMajor Weander, wearing the Army Green Service Uniform, stands in front of the American and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flags.

LTC. Nathaniel Weander serves as the Deputy Commander of the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  He comes to New Orleans from Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he most recently served as the Brigade Operations Officer for the 189th Infantry Brigade.

LTC. Weander is a native of Nebraska and received his U.S. Army commission in 2008 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to commissioning, he served as a surveyor and construction inspector with the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

After commissioning, LTC. Weander served as an Airborne Sapper Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the 6th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) and the Headquarter Company, 2d Engineer Brigade at Fort Richardson, Alaska. During this tour, he deployed to Lima, Peru to support counter-drug operations and served as a Combat Engineer Advisor with the Military Advisory and Assistance Group (MAAG) Peru from 2009-2010.

After completing the Engineer Captains Career Course, LTC. Weander was assigned to the 2d Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. He commanded the 40th Mobility Augmentation Company and served as the habitually assigned Breach Force Commander for the 4-6 Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

Following Company Command, LTC. Weander was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Albuquerque District. He served as a Project Engineer focusing on civil works and emergency management projects in the Jemez Mountain Range of northern New Mexico. During his time assigned to USACE, he deployed to Iraq to support the emergency repairs to the Mosul Dam, Iraq from 2017-2018.

After completing Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies, LTC. Weander was assigned to America’s First Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington where he served as a G-35 Lead Planner, the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Executive Officer, and the 189th Infantry Brigade Operations Officer.

LTC. Weander’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (with one campaign star), the Sapper Tab, and Airborne Wings.

LTC Weander holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Science in Geological Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Arts in Military Operations from the Command and General Staff College’s School of Advanced Military Studies. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).