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Lt. Col. Jeffrey Palazzini joins the Charleston District as the 87th District Engineer and Commander. 

Lt. Col. Palazzini served as a lieutenant with the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division in Giessen, Germany, and deployed to Kosovo as a platoon leader. He commanded E Company, 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a major, he was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (505th PIR), 82nd Airborne Division as the Brigade Engineer and 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion’s Operations Officer. Lt. Col. Palazzini also served as an assistant professor in the West Point Social Sciences Department where he taught Principles of Economics, Leadership and was the course director for Macroeconomics. Most recently, Lt. Col. Palazzini was the Deputy Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.  uring this assignment he deployed to Iraq as the Deputy Commander for the Mosul Dam Task Force in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Originally from Mercerville, New Jersey, Lt. Col. Palazzini was commissioned as a Combat Engineer Officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1999. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Lt. Col. Palazzini’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, Intermediate Level Education and Combined Arms and Services Staff School at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Sapper Leader Course, and Jumpmaster School. He is a certified Project Management Professional.
 
Lt. Col. Palazzini’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Order of the
de Fleury Medal.