Lieutenant Colonel Michael T. Pope is the Deputy Commander of the Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Republic of Korea. He oversees a robust staff of professionals who provide essential support functions for the District to execute and deliver an overall construction program valued in excess of $10 billion.
LTC Pope received an ROTC commission in the Field Artillery Branch after completing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from South Carolina State University. He holds a master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.
LTC Pope’s military education includes Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Signal Corps Officer Advanced Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course.
LTC Pope’s 18-year military career includes the following assignments: Schofield Barracks, Hi; two tours to Iraq; the Santa Clara University ROTC Program, CA; the New Orleans District, USACE, LA; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; the Combined Ground Component Command, Republic of Korea; and, prior to his current assignment, serving as the Director of Engineers for Joint Task Force – Bravo in Honduras.
His awards and decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 6 device.