David R. Hibner, SES

Programs Director

South Pacific Division
Published Nov. 28, 2023

David R. Hibner is the Programs Director for the South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Programs Director (PD), a US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Senior Executive at South Pacific Division, has primacy over a 5-state geographic area, as well as partial responsibilities for 5 additional states. The PD has oversight and direct accountability for delivering military installation products and services, civil works water resources management, and interagency support programs to include flood risk management, navigation, recreation, environmental support, ecosystem restoration, and regulatory permitting under the Clean Water Act.  Under broad authority from the Commanding General, the Programs Director is steward for executive direction and management through four regional USACE Districts delivering $11.5 billion in capital investments.

Prior to joining the South Pacific Division, Mr. Hibner was Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and U.S. Army Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) in Alexandria, Virginia and also served as the Geospatial Information Officer of the Army. He joined the Senior Executive Service after his retirement from active duty after more than 30 years of service to the U.S. Army.  His career of service culminated as the Commander of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center.  During his career he served as a special assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Executive Officer to the Commanding General of NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan in addition to command assignments from platoon to brigade level. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart.    

Mr. Hibner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of International Business Administration (IMBA) from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.