COL John McClellan

COL John McClellan

Dates of Service: Sep 1983 - Aug 2014
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  • 2LT May 86
  • 1LT Mar 88
  • CPT Mar 91
  • MAJ Dec 97
  • LTC Jul 03
  • COL Aug 08
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1986

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Retired from the United States Army in 2014 after serving 28 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. A dynamic, results-oriented leader with demonstrated success in strategic planning, analysis, program management and process improvement. Highly focused, but adaptive. I can think two levels up, anticipate requirements and deliver results.

Military Experiences

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
DCS, Engineering
Leads the engineer staff of US Army Pacific and integrates engineers into the USARPAC command posts. Responsible for the care and professional development of 25-30 officers, NCOs and DA civilians. Programs and oversees the Command's multi-million dollar military construction program for Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and Guam; recommends prioritization of construction support to theater-wide capabilities. Oversees exercise-related construction in support of the Theater Security Cooperation Program and bi-lateral agreements. Responsible for assuring mobility, enhancing Protection, enabling expeditionary logistics and building engineer capacity across the USARPAC AOR. Routinely coordinates with the PACOM J-44, DA ACSIM, Installation Command - Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean Division, Corps of Engr.
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Stability Transition Team
Senior military advisor to a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the United States Division - North (USD-N) operational environment, under the Advise and Assist Brigade (AAB) concept. Advises the Department of State (DoS) PRT Team Leader in executing stability operations and civil capacity building activities as expressed in the Unified Common Plan (UCP) and in support of USF-I, division and brigade lines of effort (LoE). Provides the BCT-AAB situational awareness of PRT relationships, programs and activities in the areas of: Governance, Rule of Law, Economic Development, Health/Medical, and Public Diplomacy. Establishes relationships with key Iraqi leaders, USAID, US Dept. of Agriculture and Justice, the Office of Provincial Affairs - US Mission, Iraq, USD-N and USF-I staffs.
Aug 2008 - Feb 2010
Director of Training
Principal advisor to the CG for training. Coordinates professional military education (PME) and initial military training (IMT) for more than 27,000 CBRN, EN, MP and NCO Academy and/or Maneuver Support students (including Joint) delivered annually at the Center of Excellence or by dL. supervises a team of 138 Soldiers and civilians, ~65 contractors in support. Responsible for all International Military Students. Annually manages funds of ~ $9.2 million. Serves as program manager for doctrine development. Oversees the Registrar, Library and all shared high-technology training services to include the battle command labs and simulations center. Advises the Commandants on common-core and maneuver support issues. Coordinates routinely with TRADOC, CAC, COEs and Army field agencies.
Jun 2006 - Jul 2008
Professor of Military Science
Professor of Military Science for Northeastern University (host) and partnership programs including Boston College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Suffolk University, Regis College Berkley College of Music, Emmanuel College and up to 5-6 additional schools in the Boston, MA area. Responsible for the leadership, training, morale and safety of 10-15 cadre members and ~120 Cadets of the Liberty Battalion. Markets, recruits, enrolls, trains, mentors, retains, accesses and commissions the future officer leadership of the US Army. Personally instructs MSIV Cadets. Manages a $150k budget and administers a $3-4 million dollar scholarship program. Serves as Department Chair of Military Science on campus.


(2 years, 4 months)
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Senior military advisor from 2d Bde, 25th ID to the Provincial Reconstruction Team (State Department) in the province of Salah ad Din, Iraq.
Feb 2003 - Apr 2003
Current Operations Officer and Battle Captain for 18th Engr Bde supporting 1ID Forward in Turkey, enabling the planned northern front for OIF in support of 4th ID.
Oct 1990 - Mar 1991
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Assistant S3 at Battalion and Night Battle Captain. Battalion NBC Officer.
Jan 1990 - Jun 1990
Company XO and Project Officer during a Deployment-for-Training (DFT) to construct a 140 ft. long steel and concrete highway bridge on the Belize coastal road.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1982 - 1986

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor's Degree, Building Sciences

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