As the Acting Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)- Chicago District, LTC Matthew A. Broderick is responsible for water resources development in the Chicago metropolitan area, upper Illinois River watershed, Lake Michigan watershed in Wisconsin and the upper Wabash River watershed in Indiana – an area of about 31,500 square miles.
The district’s primary missions focus on flood and costal storm risk management, navigation, aquatic ecosystem restoration, regulatory, emergency management, recreation and interagency support services.
Prior to arriving to the Chicago District, LTC Broderick was the Director of the Joint Engineers at United States Forces Afghanistan.
LTC Broderick has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in Engineer and Armor units. He most recently served as the Division Engineer for 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX. Previous to that he served as the Director of Joint Engineers for CJFLCC-OIR in Baghdad, Iraq. His early assignments include Sapper Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader in 11th Engineer Battalion in support of Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo and later as the A/11th EN Executive Officer attached to Task Force 3-69 Armor Battalion in support of Operation Desert Spring and then Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq. He then served for 31 months as the Engineer Company Commander in 1-8 CAV Battalion both at Fort Hood, TX and Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. He later served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion before reporting to Fort Carson and serving as the Brigade Engineer and then Battalion Operations Officer in 299th Engineer Battalion and 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division both at Fort Carson and additionally in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. He then served as the Division Engineer for the 4th Infantry Division.
Born at Tripler Army Medical Center and the son of a USMC Officer, LTC Broderick moved many times in his youth before his parent’s retirement in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and commissioned as an Engineer Officer in May 2000. LTC Broderick has a MS in Engineer Management from Missouri S&T. He is also a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Career Course, Combined Services Staff School, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Broderick’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. LTC Broderick is also a recipient of the Bronze De Fleury Medal.