Brian Kamisato, SES

Regional Business Director

South Pacific Division
Published Jan. 26, 2018

Starting in April 2023, Mr. Kamisato serves as the Regional Business Director for the South Pacific Division (SPD).  Established in 1888 to help settle the West, SPD is one of nine USACE regional commands. It encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and parts of five other states. The Division comprises four operating districts headquartered in Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  In this role, he is responsible for program delivery in Veterans Affairs construction valued at more than $4 billion, and oversees SPD’s engineering and construction, resource management, data analytics, and strategic direction. 

 In his prior assignments, Mr. Kamisato served as the Chief, Programs Delivery and Analytics Division (PDAD), SPD, providing leadership to the regional Program/Project Management community of practice and data reporting & analytics for the region. The PDAD was the first organization of its kind within USACE.

 In his prior assignment, he served as the Director of Regional Business (Senior Executive Service) for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He led a region comprised of four Districts (Alaska, Honolulu, Japan and Korea) and a workforce of approximately 1,700 active duty military, U.S. civilians and foreign nationals.  He led the engineering, construction, resource management, strategic planning, and business operations functions in support of a $2.0 billion annual program across the Indo-Pacific region. 

 From December 2017 through April 2019, Mr. Kamisato served as the Chief of Military Programs for the Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, managing the delivery of a $2 billion program comprised of Military Construction, Installation Support, Environmental, and Interagency & International Services (IIS) programs across a 14-state area.  He also served as the co-lead for the Programs and Project Management Community of Practice for the region.   

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Kamisato served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management (DPM), for the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, leading a District team of over 1,000 people to deliver a $1 billion annual Civil Works and Military program in support of stakeholders across the states of Texas and Louisiana. 

 From October 2011 through January 2015, he served as the Chief, Military Programs for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in 2009 supported the Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Deputy Chief, Programs & Project Management for the Afghanistan Engineer District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 In his other Army assignments, Mr. Kamisato served as the Assistant Chief, Engineering and Construction for the Northwestern Division and as a Military Program Manager for the Pacific Ocean Division.  He served overseas in the Japan Engineer District and served for 10 years in the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii. 

Mr. Kamisato is a registered electrical engineer in the State of Hawaii. Over his 38 year career, he was recognized with the Department of the Army Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, five Superior Civilian Service Awards, and the Bronze Order of the DeFleury medal.

Mr. Kamisato is a professional musician (keyboards) and is married to his high school sweetheart.  Together they have three grown sons and two grandchildren.