Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan assumed the duties as the deputy district commander of the St. Paul District in July 2018. Prior to this assignment, he served as the brigade engineer of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, executive officer of the 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion and the brigade detachment commander.
Sullivan, a Hibbing, Minn., native, earned his commission and his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in May 2003. He earned a Master of Science degree in engineer management from University of Missouri, Rolla; and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering (structural) and a Degree of Engineer in civil engineering (sustainable design and construction) from Stanford University.
His initial assignment was with the 864th Engineer Battalion at Ft Lewis, Washington, where he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer and deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. Upon returning, he became the aide-de-camp for the deputy commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis and then the design engineer for the 555th Engineer Brigade. He then moved to Germany and deployed to Iraq as the brigade construction officer in the 172nd Infantry Brigade and then the company commander of Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion. In Schweinfurt, Germany, he also commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Engineer Battalion. He then joined the faculty as the USMA teaching classes in the math, systems, and civil and mechanical engineer departments while conducting research in the realm of energy efficient buildings. His research resulted in $14 million in savings for the installation of West Point over a 10-year period and a patent pending from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sullivan is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advance Courses; the Army Command and General Staff College; the Army Airborne and Army Ranger Schools. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Volunteer Service Medal. Additional commendations include the 2005 Grizzly Award for best engineer platoon leader; the 2009 Itschner Award for best engineer company commander; the 2015 Best Paper Award at the DOD Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference; the 2016 Dean's Award for Scholarship Excellence for the best research at the USMA, and the runner-up for the 2016 Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis for the best research in the operations research field.
Lt. Col. Sullivan has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Jordan. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Missouri and a certified project management professional.