R. L. VanAntwerp LTG (Ret)



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R. L. VanAntwerp LTG (Ret)

R. L. “Van” VanAntwerp LTG (Ret)

Chief of Infrastructure and Executive Development


R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp LTG (Ret.) was appointed Chief of Infrastructure and Executive

Development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. The Flippen Group is a Texas based

leadership and organizational development company that specializes in talent assessment,

development, and alignment. They work with a wide range of clients in education, corporate,

government, sports, and not-for-profit sectors.


In addition to Executive Development and Leadership Keynotes, Van leads the Infrastructure

Group that works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources to improve


Van retired from the Army after 39 years of service and a final assignment as Chief of Engineers

and Commanding General of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. He oversaw a $40+ billion

program including most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction on

over 150 Army and Air Force installations. He was responsible for over 37,000 employees who

provided engineering, project management, construction, and operation and maintenance support

in nearly 100 countries around the world.


Van is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.B.A from

Long Island University and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. He

is a Registered Professional Engineer.


Van and his wife, Paula, have five children and seven grandchildren. They reside in North Carolina