Gary Kitkowski, P.E.

Deputy District Commander for Programs & Project Management

Published June 26, 2012

Mr. Kitkowski serves as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs & Project Management Division, Japan Engineer District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered at Camp Zama, Japan, near Tokyo. He is also the Chief of Programs & Project Management Division.
The District mission is three fold: to execute the military construction and host-nation funded construction program as the Department of Defense design and construction agent for all U.S. forces in Japan; to support U.S. military installations through engineering, environmental services, design and construction management; and to respond rapidly to contingencies throughout the Pacific.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Kitkowski served as Chief, Engineering and Construction Division, Japan Engineer District from July 2004 to February 2006. From December 1998 to July 2004, he served as Senior Program Manager and Team Leader in Hawaii for all DoD programs (except Army) within the Pacific Ocean Division (POD) and the Host Nation programs in Japan and Korea. The DoD programs included DoD Medical, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Energy Support Center, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Defense Commissary Agency, and DoD Education Agency.

In 1998 Gary held the position of Chief of Construction-Operations Division in the Directorate of Engineering and Technical Services for POD. Between 1992 and 1998 he served in numerous positions as Chief of Programs and Project Management (PPM) Division, PPM Directorate in POD; Deputy District Engineer for PPM in Honolulu Engineer District; and Deputy Director of PPM Directorate in POD. From 1990 to 1992 Gary was Area Engineer for the Hawaii Area Office in Honolulu Engineer District, and from 1988 to 1990 he was Deputy Area Engineer/Chief, Quality Assurance Branch, Hawaii Area Office. Gary's previous assignments in Japan include Resident Engineer for Iwakuni Resident Office from 1986 to 1988 and Chief, Contract Administration Branch, Construction Division from 1982-1986 for Japan Engineer District.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.