Lieutenant Colonel Eder C. Ramirez has been Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, located in Winchester, Virginia since May 2021.
The Middle East District is responsible for providing engineering, construction, and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia, and other areas as required. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the district provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to the USACE district in Afghanistan.
LTC Ramirez has held a variety of command and staff assignments including Assistant Adjutant, Route Clearance Platoon Leader, and Battalion Maintenance Officer in the 1st Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009-2010. Brigade Adjutant, Brigade Assistant Operations Officer for the 18th Engineer Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany, during Operation Enduring Freedom 2012; 42nd Clearance Company Commander, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. The 42nd Clearance Company got re-stationed to Fort Knox, Kentucky in 2012 to be part of the 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade; Project Manager and Liaison Officer, USACE Jacksonville District, Antilles Area Office, Puerto Rico.
Upon reassignment to Fort Bliss, Texas in 2018, he served as the 1st Armored Division DIVENG Planning Officer, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Engineer and Chief of Plans; and 2nd Brigade Engineer Battalion Operations Officer (S3) where he deployed in support of a regional aligned force (RAF) rotation to South Korea in 2019. His final assignment at Fort Bliss, Texas was as the 5th Armored Brigade Operations Officer (S3) which provided force generation training in direct support to the only active Mobilization Force Generation Installation (MFGI).
In 2003 LTC Ramirez enlisted in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. Followed by a four year enlistment LTC Ramirez commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He is a graduate of Air Assault School and the resident U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Idaho State University, a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Science and Technology and a Master’s of Engineering in Engineering Management from University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder).
His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Two awards), Army Commendation Medal (Five Four Awards), Army achievement medal (Two Awards) and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal.