Robert L. (Larry) Davis, PE
As a working member of our Board of Directors, Mr. Davis brings his extensive experience and considerable talent to DRC's Federal, Transportation, Municipal and PM/CM market sectors.
Prior to joining DRC, Mr. Davis was a Senior Vice President and President of the West Division of HNTB, an Engineering News-Record Top 500 firm. At HNTB, Mr. Davis was hugely successful in pursuing and winning large Design/Build projects with major contractors. During this period, he won eight out of ten pursuits with a constructed value over $4B and was executing over 2/3 of all Design/Build work within HNTB.
Also noteworthy, in late 2005, Mr. Davis retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 31 years of service at the rank of Brigadier General. He commanded soldiers at the Platoon, Company and Battalion levels and US Army Corps of Engineers organizations at the District and Division levels. His most senior assignments included:
Commander, Los Angeles District, US Army Corps of Engineers (October 1996 - August 1998). Responsible for 900 military and civilian employees with multiple offices in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. Planned, designed and constructed navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects for State and Federal Agencies and military facilities for the Army and the Air Force. His annual budget was in excess of $420M.
Chief of Staff, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (September 1998 - August 2000) Chief of Staff for the US Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood, with a daytime population of 51,000 soldiers and civilians and an annual operating budget of $220M. Responsible for advising the Commanding General on all staff responsibilities and actions. Directed, integrated and coordinated activities, operations, and plans of the special staff, the installation staff, the Garrison Command, and the Engineer, Military Police and Chemical Schools.
Chief of Staff, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC (September 2000 - August 2001) Chief of Staff for the US Army Corps of Engineers, a major Army Command consisting of a military and civilian workforce of 37,000 personnel and an annual budget in excess of $12B. Orchestrated the day-to-day operations of the headquarters staff. Responsible for leading, directing, integrating and coordinating activities and requirements of the headquarters to best support the District, Division and Laboratory Commanders in the field.
Commander, South Pacific Division, US Army Corps of Engineers (July 2001 - June 2003) Provided command, control and leadership for four Corps of Engineers Districts covering California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico with a total of 2,600 military and civilian personnel. Managed planning, engineering, construction and regulatory programs totaling over $1.1B annually. Provided military construction, real estate and installation support to 27 Army and Air Force Installations.
Commander, Pacific Ocean Division, US Army Corps of Engineers (July 2003 - August 2005). Provided command, control and leadership for four Corps of Engineers Districts headquartered in Hawaii, Alaska, Japan and Korea with a total of 1,700 military and civilian personnel. Managed planning, engineering, construction, real estate and regulatory programs totaling over $2.3B annually. Shortly after assuming command, General Davis was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for seven months where he served jointly as the Senior Engineer for all US forces in Iraq and as the commander of all US Army Corps of Engineers personnel in Iraq.