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Deputy District Engineer

Afghanistan District
Published Oct. 24, 2019

Mr. Bryton S. Johnson is currently deployed as the Deputy District Engineer for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District, where he is responsible for providing program and project management oversight services to support the district’s mission in Afghanistan.


The District supports Operations Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel by executing construction for U. S. Forces Afghanistan; for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan supporting the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF); and for both the Department of Defense and Department of State to complete projects authorized under the Afghan Infrastructure Fund program. The Afghanistan District is delivering more than $1.02 billion in facilities supporting Afghan Air Force Modernization, the Afghan Special Security Forces, the National Army and Police, and Women’s Participation Program projects in support of gender integration across all ANDSF. The District’s projects support the local populace and build skilled human capital by using predominantly Afghan-owned companies in the construction programs and by having Afghan quality assurance staff assist in construction oversight.


Mr. Johnson began his career with USACE in 1997 at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis, California working “Superfund” remediation projects at HEC and USACE’s Sacramento District for five years. He later spent several years at USACE’s Europe District serving in multiple areas, most significantly standing up a USACE liaison officer (LNO) position at U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and developing Europe District’s portfolio in the former Soviet states and Africa. Prior to his current position, Mr. Johnson managed the U.S. Central Command’s (USCENTCOM) $3 Billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program at the Transatlantic Division in Winchester, Virginia.


Mr. Johnson has deployed several times with USACE, with two 13-month tours in Iraq, most recently in 2008 as the Program Manager for the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) construction program in northern Iraq. His first Afghan deployment was a 24-month tour in 2013 where his duties increased from overseeing the Military Construction (MILCON) program to overseeing the entire USACE portfolio in Afghanistan, while concurrently continuing his support of the FMS program.


Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Chico, and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Chico, Davis. He earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2007. Mr. Johnson co-authored an article on the fate and transport of subsurface contaminants and contributed to an EPA evaluation on the same topic while working at USACE’s Sacramento District.


His awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and several Superior Civilian Service Awards and Commander’s Awards.