Dr. Christine Altendorf serves as the Chief of the Environmental Division at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this capacity, Dr. Altendorf oversees the Corps environmental mission, and a team of professionals who enable its worldwide environmental responsibilities. The program provides technical management, design and execution of a full range of environmental protection, cleanup and sustainability activities. Dr. Altendorf also is the Chief of the Southwestern Division Regional Integration Team, which encompasses four districts and provides services in parts of seven states.
Selected to the Senior Executive Service in August 2009, she served as Director, Joint Programs Integration Office, Headquarters, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan in Kabul from July 2011 through January 2012, where she was responsible for managing and maintaining oversight of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program that includes roads, water and power.
From July 2009 through July 2011, Dr. Altendorf served as the Director of Programs for the USACE South Pacific Division. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development and execution of all military, civil works, environmental, interagency, and international programs throughout the South Pacific Division.
From May 2006 through August 2009, she served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, Sacramento District. Prior to that, she spent almost two years as the Civil Works Deputy for South Pacific Division Regional Integration Team at USACE Headquarters, Washington, D.C. From April through July 2004, Dr. Altendorf served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, Restore Iraqi Oil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baghdad, Iraq. She began her federal career in April 1994 as a Civil Engineer, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa.
Dr. Altendorf received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University. A Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma, Dr. Altendorf also was a Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University; participated in the Joint Executive Management Program at the University of North Carolina; and participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School Women’s Executive Leadership Program. She is member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Sigma Xi Research Society and the Society of Women Engineers. She has received numerous awards, including the Bronze Order of the DeFluery Medal from The Army Engineer Association, the Coalition Provisional Authority Service Award in Baghdad, Iraq, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award.