Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nahabedian assumed command as the Charleston District’s 90th District Engineer on July 18, 2023.
LTC Nahabedian was commissioned as an engineer officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in May 2003. Prior to taking command of the Charleston District, he served with NATO’s 1st German/Netherlands Corps in Münster, Germany as a policy staff officer.
During his 20 years as a commissioned officer, he has served in a variety of leadership positions in the United States Army, the Middle East, and Europe including company commander of Echo Company, 3rd Battalion/7th Infantry Regiment at Fort Stewart, GA and Forward Operating Base Falcon in Baghdad, Iraq. He was the assistant operations officer, company commander, and special projects officer for the 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart, GA and Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point. He was the battalion operations officer for the 317th Brigade Engineer Battalion and brigade combat team executive officer of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, LA.
No stranger to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he served as the assistant operations officer at the Los Angeles District and the deputy program manager for the Border Fence Program in 2008 at the Los Angeles District’s Arizona/Nevada area office. He also served as the commander of the 59th Forward Engineer Support Team (FEST-A) at the USACE Tulsa District and in Wiesbaden, Germany (HQ USAREUR-AF), developing critical projects across the span of eastern Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and the European Deterrence Initiative.
He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a M.S. in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a certified Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Delaware and an ENVISION Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certification.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
LTC Nahabedian is originally from New Fairfield, Connecticut. He is married to the former Lina Paredes-Escobar and they have two sons, Matthew and Christopher.