Raymond J. McNeil

Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management

Published June 2, 2015

Raymond J. McNeil serves as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs & Project Management, Japan Engineer District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered at Camp Zama, Japan, near Tokyo. He is also the Chief, Programs & Project Management Division (PPMD).

The Japan 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.

Before his current assignment, McNeil served as Deputy Chief, PPMD, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. His responsibilities included providing guidance and leadership to the branches and their branch chiefs within the district’s Military, Civil Works, Environmental, Programs & Professional Development Support Center, and International and Interagency Services. He also provided support and guidance for PPMD staff deployed in support of overseas contingency actions.

McNeil brings with him more than 20 years of experience in various high-profile assignments, including serving as the program manager for the District’s Ft. Belvoir Integrated Program Office; Chief, Project Development Branch, District of Columbia Integrated Programs Office; Senior Project Manager for the District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) Capital Improvement Program; Environmental Project Manager for the Spring Valley Environmental Cleanup Program in Washington, DC; Senior Project Engineer for the Washington Aqueduct Water Treatment Plant Capital Improvement Program; and as a Facility Engineer & Space Programmer for Walter Reed Army Medical Center Facility Medical Branch.

In addition to leadership responsibility in Baltimore, McNeil also spent six weeks in Baton Rouge, La., as the Region 3 Mission Manager for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita emergency response efforts.

He holds a bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His professional awards include the Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service for the Hurricane Katina and Rita Response efforts, 2009 Modern Day Technology Leader Award, 2011 Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Award and 2012 USACE Program Manager of the Year. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Baltimore District Leadership Development Program Tier II Pilot Program.

McNeil is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute and a Designated Design-Build Professional with the Design-Build Institute of America. McNeil has also served his Country as an enlisted soldier in the North Carolina Army National Guard from 1990 until 1999.