Eulberg to replace Fox, who retires in August (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force)

Brig. Gen. Delwyn R. Eulberg has been named to the top engineering and construction post at the U.S. Air Force, the Dept. of Defense says. In a March 17 announcement, the Pentagon said that Eulberg, currently the Air Mobility Command's installations and mission support director, has been chosen to be The Civil Engineer at the Air Force.

Eulberg , who also has been selected to be promoted to major general, would succeed Maj. Gen. L. Dean Fox, who has been The Civil Engineer since May 2003. Fox is to retire effective Aug. 1.

The Civil Engineer, one of the key construction positions in the federal government, is in charge of planning, building and maintenance at all Air Force bases around the world.

In his current position, Eulberg oversees support, including civil engineering, for combat and other missions of the Air Mobility Command, which is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. The job includes managing more than $24 billion in facilities and other infrastructure at 25 locations, according to Eulberg's Air Force biography.

Eulberg's 27-year Air Force career includes stints as installation commander and commander of the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; chief of the programs division in the Civil Engineer directorate at the Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

He also was commander of Air Force civil engineering squadrons at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia and Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Eulberg was deputy chief of the Logistics Support Group's engineering and construction division in Riyadh.

He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master's degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.