Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Sahl assumed responsibility as the Deputy District Commander of the Jacksonville District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers in May 2018.
Prior to joining the Jacksonville District, Lt. Col. Sahl served as the S3 and Executive Officer in the 46th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer BDE at Fort Polk, Louisiana for two years.
Lt. Col. Sahl served in multiple roles in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, from 2015-2016, including operations officer, acting Deputy Commander, and acting Emergency Management Chief, before deploying as the 273rd FEST-A Commander to Korea and Eastern Europe.
From April 2007 until December 2010, he was assigned to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas where he initially served as the Task Force Engineer and Assistant S3 in the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade, before taking command of E Company in February of 2008. Following that command, Lt. Col. Sahl was selected for a second command of C Company in the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He trained and deployed the company in support of OIF 09-10. Following command, Maj. Sahl became the Brigade Engineer for the 1st BCT until redeployment.
From 2004 to early 2007, Lt. Col. Sahl was assigned to the 62d Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as a platoon leader and executive officer in the 68th CSE from 2004 until 2006, and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06. He then served as the battle captain and Assistant S3 for the 62d EN BN.
Lt. Col. Sahl’s military awards include two Bronze Stars, five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, a Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal and the Combat Action Badge.
Lt. Col.. Sahl is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. He earned his commission through the Officer Candidate School as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army in 2003. From December 2010 through October of 2011, Lt. Col. Sahl attended the Engineer Captain’s Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and earned a Master of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri Science and Technology. He then served as an Observer Coach Trainer at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, where he also attended the Joint Firepower Control Course and the Joint Engineer Operations Course until June 2013. He attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, where he earned a Master of Military Studies In 2014.
Lt. Col. Sahl is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He is married to the former Ms. Kathy Marberry and they have two sons.