The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division serves as USACE’s tip of the spear in one of the most dynamic construction environments in the world, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING CAPACITY, and ENHANCING SECURITY for our nation, allies, and partners. 

We deliver agile, responsive, and innovative, design, construction, engineering and contingency solutions in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and other global partners to advance national security interests.

Colonel John Haas, Jr.

Published Sept. 30, 2020

Colonel John C. Haas, Jr. joined the Transatlantic Division, as Commander, Task Force Essayons from the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G3.  Prior to joining the 412th Theater Engineer Command, he was the Commander of the 391st Engineer Battalion in Greenville, South Carolina.

Colonel Haas has served in a variety of command and staff assignments including Platoon Leader and Commander in the 386th Engineer Battalion in Kingsville, Texas; Assistant Brigade Engineer and Executive Officer in the 386th Engineer Battalion in Corpus Christi, Texas; Construction Management Engineer and S3 in the 176th Engineer Battalion in Grand Prairie, Texas, and as an Observer/Controller for the 75th Southern Training Division.  In 2004, he deployed with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment to Iraq as the Regimental Engineer.

Colonel Haas began his military career as an enlisted Army Engineer Service Member prior to transferring to the Texas National Guard.  He later went on to Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an Engineer with his first assignment in Kingsville, Texas.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Engineer Officers Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Colonel Haas obtained his Professional Engineering (Texas) License in 2000 and has been practicing structural and civil engineering for 20 years.  For the last 10 years, he has been working as Supervisory General Engineer for the Internal Revenue Service.

Colonel Haas’ military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Silver and Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.