Mr. Ian Mitchell has served as Louisville District’s Engineering Division Chief since September 2022. Ian is responsible for all engineering functions within the district’s far-reaching mission boundaries including development of infrastructure related designs and studies; engineering support during construction; cost engineering; value engineering; management of architecture and engineering professional services contracts; environmental cleanup technical support; GIS, surveying and mapping services; inspections of bridges, inland navigation systems and flood protection systems; hydraulic modeling; water management and master planning services.

Prior to joining Louisville District in 2007, Ian served as a project engineer with a local design firm and worked on a wide variety of private and public sector projects. Since joining USACE, Ian has served as a Project Engineer in Army and Air Force Section in Engineering Division, Chief of Management Support Section Chief in Engineering Division, Chief of Engineering Management Branch Chief in Engineering Division, Deputy Chief of Construction Division, Chief of Engineering and Construction in Chicago District, and Chief of Reserve Branch in Construction Division.

In addition to assignments in the Louisville and Chicago Districts, Ian has served in various roles on multiple deployments to overseas combat zones. This includes serving as Regional Infrastructure Manager for ISAF Joint Command – Regional Command West, MILCON Project Management Team Lead for USACE Afghanistan District and the principal advisor to the Director of the Afghan Ministry of Defense, Construction and Property Management Department.

Ian earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a LEED Accredited Professional with a Specialty in Building Design and Construction, and a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in Facilities Engineering. Ian completed the Louisville District Leadership Development Program Level II, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Leadership Development Program Level III, USACE Senior Leader Academy and Kentucky Leadership PE.

Ian’s awards include the Bronze de Fleury Medal, Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, multiple Civilian Service Commendation Medals, the NATO Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.

Ian and his wife, Cristie, reside in Louisville, Kentucky and have one daughter, Heidi.