MESC Engineers Week Dinner & Lecture

For NYU Community

The Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council (MESC) invites the NYU-Poly community to their annual Engineers Week Celebration, featuring Colonel John R. Boulé II as keynote speaker.

To register, please contact Costas T. Lymberis at (917) 790-8481 or
About Colonel John R. Boulé II
Colonel Boulé assumed command of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in July 2009. The New York District is responsible for the Corps’ water resource development, navigation and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The District is also responsible for design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and overseas in Greenland. Colonel Boulé also holds the title of Supervisor of New York Harbor.

Colonel Boulé, originally from Plattsburgh, New York, graduated in 1986 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After earning two Masters of Science degrees from Stanford University and a Professional Engineer certification, he taught Hydrology in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy. Colonel Boulé served in a variety of operational, command and staff assignments in the United States and overseas. His most recent assignment was Assistant Director of Civil Works at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., where he performed numerous duties until attending senior service college at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) where he earned a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy as a distinguished graduate in June 2009.

His previous assignments include serving with the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in Furth, Germany. As a captain, he volunteered for service in Operation Desert Storm with the 27th Engineer Battalion.  He then served as a staff officer and company commander with the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, deploying his unit to south Florida and Somalia in support of Operation Hurricane Andrew Relief and Operation Restore Hope. After company command, Colonel Boulé performed duties as a Division Plans Officer.

As a major, he also served as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment. After graduating with distinction from the Naval Command and Staff College, Colonel Boulé relocated to Korea, serving as a Battalion Executive Officer for the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Following this tour, he was assigned to the Pentagon on Army Staff, serving in the G-8, with specific duties managing Current Force Modernization and Setting the Force operations. In June 2004, Colonel Boulé assumed command of the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. Beginning in Dec 2005, Colonel Boulé led the battalion on a one-year
deployment to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of the 4th Infantry Division.
Colonel Boulé’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, six awards of the
Meritorious Service Medal, the Ranger Tab and the Combat Action Badge.


Price: $50