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Lt. Colonel Nicholas J. LoRusso

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District
Published July 16, 2023

Lt. Col. Nicholas LoRusso assumed duties as the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in July 2023. The New York District is responsible for the Corps’ water resource development, navigation, and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The District is also responsible for design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and overseas in Greenland.

Lt. Col. LoRusso was commissioned at the United States Military Academy, at West Point, in May 2007. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Maneuver Captains Career Courses, and the Command and General Staff College. 

Lt. Col. LoRusso has served in multiple duty positions within the Engineer Regiment from platoon leader to company commander. He also served in key staff billets at a battalion, and brigade headquarters. 

His past assignments include 3rd Platoon Leader, 38th Engineer Company (Sapper), HHC Executive Officer, 2-23 Infantry Battalion, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Brigade Engineer Officer 10th Sustainment Brigade, Commander 630th Engineer Clearance Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Drum, NY; Instructor and Course Director in the Department of Military Instruction, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; Commander Two Troop Baker Squadron, Squadron Operations Officer Able Squadron, and Group Operations Officer Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort George G. Meade, MD; and 5th Battalion and Brigade Operations Officer, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. 

Lt. Col.  LoRusso has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, and the Sapper Tab. 

Lt. Col.  LoRusso is a native of Rocky Point, NY. He is married with two children.