U.S. Geological Survey
Senior Advisor for Science Applications, Office of the Director, USGS
Responsibilities: Mr. Devine has been the Senior Advisor for Science Applications since 1994, after having served 15 years as Assistant Director for Engineering Geology. Throughout these time periods he has provided Bureau policy and guidance on: natural hazards, nuclear waste siting, critical structures such as hospitals and dams; served as an advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the seismic and geologic safety of nuclear power plants; advises the Director on all Survey Alaskan matters and compliance with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requirements; managed bureau exploration program on National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and natural gas production system for Barrow, Alaska and numerous other science application programs. He provides senior oversight of the USGS use of National Technical Means and serves as the Emergency Coordinator for the Bureau. He also served with the Secretariat of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction from 1988-1990 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to 1980, he held various scientific positions addressing such problems as earthquake research, seismic and geologic safety of nuclear power plants, blasting safety and other engineering geologic problems. He is a member of the Director?s Executive Leadership Team.
Career History and Highlights: He has received the DOI Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards and the Presidential Meritorious Rank (SES) award (1987), the Presidential Meritorious Rank (SL) award (2004), Presidential Distinguished Rank (SL) award (2007) and various Department of Army awards including the Legion of Merit.
Education: Mr. Devine is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in Geology. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel (Reserve) and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He is a member of the Association of Engineering Geologists, and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.