Official Biography

Col. William M. Conde District Engineer Commander

Published July 11, 2017

Colonel William “Bill” M. Conde assumed command of the New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on July 19, 2017. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Conde was Chief of the Domestic Operations Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM) stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He began his assignment at NORTHCOM in November 2016 after completing the Senior Service College at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.

A native of Cadillac, Michigan, Colonel Conde received a commission in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in June 1995 following graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Colonel Conde began his career in the 168th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis, WA, where he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, Battalion S-4, and assistant operations officer. After completion of the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Conde earned a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He then served with the 2nd Engineer Battalion at Camp Castle, Korea as the assistant operations officer. He commanded the 43rd Combat Engineer Company in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, CO, and in 2003 he deployed his unit to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Following his deployment to Iraq, Colonel Conde served at the United States Military Academy as a Tactical Officer and Regimental Executive Officer. In 2007 he attended Command and General Staff College. He was later assigned to White Sands Missile Range, NM, as the executive officer of 2nd Engineer Battalion and following the activation and transformation, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He arrived in Alaska in 2011 and served as the deputy commander of 2nd Engineer Brigade and Commander of the 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat, Airborne) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK.

Colonel Conde earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla; a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development from Long Island University, NY; and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Colonel Conde’s military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1); Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, ACMCS, GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Sapper Tab, and Bronze DeFluery Medal.