Justin Wetherwax

Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District
Published May 2, 2013
Updated: Nov. 19, 2020

Justin Wetherwax became U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's deputy district engineer and chief of its Programs and Project Management Division in September 2020. In this position, he is responsible for management of district military mission programs and activities throughout Europe District's European Command and Africa Command areas of operation.

Prior to this current assignment, he served as the Chief of the Missile Defense Project Integration Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. In this position, Mr. Wetherwax has established a missile defense project integration division in support of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to the ballistic missile defense of Europe, and U.S. personnel and assets on the continent. During his years as the Chief of this division, he has led a team of management, engineering, and construction professionals, as well as Army officers in planning, design, construction, and closeout actions associated with multiple missile defense systems across the European area of operations. Under his leadership, the USACE Europe District has revolutionized its approach to supporting missile defense related construction efforts and rebuilt the district’s base of expertise and credibility in the realm of missile defense.

Mr. Wetherwax’s earlier USACE efforts include providing engineering support to special programs for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Middle East, contributing to flood fighting efforts in the U.S., and serving as the liaison to the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space.

Mr. Wetherwax was raised on Florida’s west coast and is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Design Engineer and Project Manager in the private sector for a variety of public and private land development and stormwater projects prior to joining USACE at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama in 2010. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida, certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.