Selected for the Senior Executive Service in February 2019, Mr. Lilly serves as the Programs Director for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this position he oversees a $3 billion annual design and construction program of military, environmental, host nation, civil works, and interagency and international service programs in Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Korea, U.S. Territories, Pacific Nations and Asia. He works strategically with the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Host Nation governments of Japan and Korea to execute the Department of Defense Military Construction and Host Nation programs, to include the $10 billion Korea Transformation and the $12 billion Japan Defense Policy Review Initiative programs. For the Civil Works and interagency programs, he works strategically with federal, state, municipal, non-government organizations, and stakeholders to execute these programs in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Prior to selection to the Senior Executive Service, Lilly served as the Deputy District Engineer for Planning, Programs and Project Management for the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 2011 to 2016, Lilly served as Chief of the Navy/Marine Branch, Programs and Project Management Division, Japan District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to that, Lilly spent a year as a Program Manager for NAVFAC Far East/Commander Naval Region Japan. From 2007 to 2010, Lilly was a NAVFAC Contracting Officer with assignments in both Newport, Rhode Island and Yokosuka Japan.
Prior to that, Lilly was a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer. Lilly’s military assignments include: Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC), Newport, RI; Officer in Charge, Winter-Over Detachment, Naval Support Force Antarctica; Facilities Support Contracts Officer/Assistant Production Officer, Public Works Center, Yokosuka, Japan; Assistant Operations Officer, Joint Task Force Alaskan Road; Assistant Public Works Officer/ROICC, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan; Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Submarine Base New London, Connecticut; Resident Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office, Al Asad, Iraq; Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Director, Public Works New London, Connecticut. Mr. Lilly retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 2007 to pursue a civil service career.
Mr. Lilly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering from Auburn University and a Master's Degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida. His awards and honors include the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Medal, Army Engineer Association Bronze de Fleury Medal, Department of the Army Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal, and numerous military awards.