Official Biography

Lt. Col. Daniel J. Herlihy

Deputy District Engineer/Commander

Published Sept. 9, 2015

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Daniel J. Herlihy joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District in July 2015 and serves as the Deputy Commander and Deputy District Engineer. A native of Church Hill, Tennessee, LTC Herlihy was commissioned in 2001 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upon his graduation from the Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Upon completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, LTC Herlihy was assigned to the 37th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Sapper Platoon Leader, Light Equipment Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer. LTC Herlihy deployed to Iraq in 2003 as part of the initial invasion with the 101st Airborne Division supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After completing the Engineer Captain's Career Course, LTC Herlihy earned a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology before being assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. While at Fort Stewart he served as the 92nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) Civil Engineer and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he took command of Bravo Company, 92nd Engineers and provided construction and mobility support during the 2007 OIF troop surge.

Following company command, LTC Herlihy served as an Engineer Squadron Executive Officer and Squadron Commander in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While at Fort Bragg, LTC Herlihy deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations supporting special operations forces. As a special operations engineer he provided tactical, construction, and facilities engineering support to special operations missions and facilities worldwide.

LTC Herlihy’s awards and decorations he has received include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, and Sapper Tab. LTC Herlihy is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Last Updated June 2016