Major Jerre Hansbrough

Deputy Commander

Published Aug. 23, 2016

Major Jerre Hansbrough assumed his duties as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District on August 19, 2016. Previously, he served as the Deputy Resident Engineer for the Kanagawa Resident Office in the Japan Engineer District.

Major Hansbrough is from Canton, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Life Science and commissioned into the Corps of Engineers. He earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawai‘i.

His previous assignments include Sapper Platoon Leader, Light Equipment Platoon Leader (Rough Terrain), and Battalion Construction Officer in the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While assigned as a platoon leader, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He later served in the 84th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as the Battalion Battle Captain then Company Commander of the 643rd Vertical Construction Engineer Company. During these assignments, Major Hansbrough deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and multiple exercises across the Pacific. As the Division Engineer Operations Officer in the 25th Infantry Division, he deployed in support of Operation New Dawn. Upon his return to Schofield Barracks, he served as the 25th ID Facilities Engineer. After graduate school, he served as the Schofield Barracks Deputy Area Engineer in the Honolulu District.

Major Hansbrough is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, Engineer Officer Basic Course, and Airborne School. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Hawai‘i.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (2OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 CS), and the NATO Medal.  He earned the Parachutist Badge, the German Proficiency Badge, and is Rough Terrain qualified.