Pat Chambers is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and was raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Chambers serves as the chief of the Operations and Regulatory Division for the Mississippi Valley Division.

                Chambers began working for the Corps of Engineers as a co-op student while attending Louisiana Tech University. Upon graduation from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil engineering, he began working full-time for the Corps in 1995. Initially, he served as the civil engineer on Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit.  He has now served in all areas of river operations in the Vicksburg District, including as chief of hydrographic surveys, chief of dredging and chief of the Navigation Section before being selected in 2015 as the deputy chief of operations for the Mississippi Valley Division. He also served on a temporary assignment as the senior program manager for inland navigation at Corps headquarters in 2015. In October 2018, Chambers was selected for his current position, where he oversees the division’s operations, recreation, hydropower and regulatory programs.

                Chambers also served in the U.S. Army in both active and reserve capacities for more than two decades.  He retired from military service after several deployments and one tour of duty in Iraq, with 25 years of service.  He also served 16 months in Afghanistan with the Corps as chief of the Operations Branch.