Mr. Douglas W. Lamont

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Project Planning and Review)

Mr. Douglas (Doug) W. Lamont, P.E. was appointed on 14 November 2004 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Project Planning and Review). He serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) on Corps of Engineers’ water resources projects and on its planning and review processes. Mr. Lamont is responsible for providing objective and independent assessments of Corps projects and for resolving issues that might arise during the review of these projects. In addition, he is responsible for providing Army policy direction governing the planning and evaluation of Corps projects. Mr. Lamont was the former Chief of the Office of Water Project Review in the Policy and Policy Compliance Division of Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE). In his former position he was responsible for the policy compliance review of Corps reports supporting Congressional authorization of proposed water resources projects.

He has over 30 years of Corps of Engineers experience. His career has primarily been in the area of policy and planning; having worked in the Planning, Engineering, and Construction-Operations Divisions in the Jacksonville District before coming to Corps Headquarters in 1980. He was the Chief of Regulatory Enforcement from 1978-1980 in the Jacksonville District. In Headquarters, he has worked in the Programs, Engineering, Project Management, Policy, and Planning Divisions. He was the former Chief of the New Starts Branch in the Policy Division; Chief, Project Management Branch in the Project Management Division; and Chief, Policy Guidance & Application Branch in the Policy Division. For the 10 years prior to his current position, he headed the policy compliance review function in HQUSACE as Chief, Policy Review Branch in the Policy Division. He has been involved with policy guidance and processing of Project Cooperation Agreements, as well as, policy development for cost shared projects since their inception in WRDA 1986. He also served as Acting Chief, Planning Division and Civil Programs Management in the Norfolk District from August 1998-March 1999.

He is from Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and has a BA in Mathematics and a BS (cum laude) in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. He received his Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill under the Corps of Engineers Planning Fellowship Program. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Florida and Virginia, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.