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Maj. Thomas E. Piazze

Published July 7, 2016

Major Tom Piazze assumed his duties as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu Engineer District on July 8, 2016. Maj. Piazze came to the Honolulu Engineer District following an assignment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., where he most recently served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Major Piazze earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June 2001. He also earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2005.

His career began at Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Engineer Battalion and later as the Aide-de-Camp for the 24th Infantry Division ADC(S).

As a Captain, Piazze served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District as the Deputy Area Engineer for the Schofield Barracks Area Office and deployed in support of Hurricane Katrina and to serve as a Project Engineer for the Khost Province Resident Office, USACE Afghanistan District. Following his deployment to Afghanistan, Maj. Piazze assumed Company Command of HHC, 84th Engineer Battalion. In 2009, he deployed to Tikrit, Iraq as an Operations Officer in the 25th Infantry Division DIVENG.

From 2010-2012, Maj. Piazze was assigned as the Deputy Commander for Support Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District.

Maj. Piazze is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and the Command and General Staff College. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.