Karen Durham-Aguilera Biography

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Karen Durham-Aguilera is the Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries and is serving as Principal Advisor to the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to Army Cemeteries. She is also known for managing a $70.8 million annual budget and $130 million in existing major constructions and expansions and planning for a new $300 million expansion. In 2006 she was honored with the Bronze order and in 2010 with silver order by the DeFleury Medal.

Karen Durham-Aguilera Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth

Karen Durham-Aguilera is in her 40s or 50s and has not shared details about her exact birth date. The details about her parents and siblings have been kept private and away from the limelight. At a young age, she showed a lot of respect for the U.S. Army and decided to work for the same. Karen went to Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the National Preparedness Leadership Institute.  Later she went to the University of Louisville where she earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MEng in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering.


After finishing her studies, she worked employed in a private industry that deals in Architectural/ Engineering firms. After three years she served in various positions in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She was seen working as a lead construction manager, project engineer, resident engineer, and many more. In 2003 she managed and led around 100 engineers and scientists to be responsible for $3.5 billion in civil works and military programs. In 2005 she worked as an SES Director of Reconstruction Program, US Army Project, and Contracting Officer. She was serving in Baghdad, Iraq, and led the workforce to deliver around 3,200 construction projects. In 2007 she led the $14.6 billion hurricane storm damage system in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.

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Hurricane Katrina and Rita caused devastating destruction in the state. She designed a system to prevent catastrophic flooding, loss of life, and property damage. This project received the American Society of Civil Engineers 2014 award for Civil Engineering Achievement first time for USACE in more than 50 years. From 2011- 2017 she served as the Agency Principal for all USACE efforts to assist flood, state energy management, and an organization to respond foe some natural disaster. She also worked in Contingency Operations and the Office of Homeland Security Headquarters. Her job was to support the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Defense.

Karen Durham-Aguilera Biography

Real Name Karen Durham-Aguilera
Birth Date 1980s
Age (as of 2023) 40s
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Executive Director Office of Army Cemeteries
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125 lbs
Shoe Size Not Known
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim




School Harvard Kennedy School of Government
College University of Louisville

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is her husband?
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Personal Life

Karen has not shared details about her husband with the media yet. We are not aware if she is in any relationship or not. She has also not shared details about her past relationships with the media yet. It also seems that she is busy with her work life and likes to keep her private and professional separate and away from the limelight.

Karen Durham-Aguilera Net Worth

Karen must have earned a lot by working for the US Army. She has managed some of the important projects valued in billions during her tenure. However, we can’t state exactly how much she gathered in her career because no official records are available that disclose her wealth. 


  • She has earned training in the Army Senior Executive course from the University of Virginia and for her Intermediate Course, she went to the University of Notre Dame.
  • She is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.
  • In 2013 she was awarded the Professional Award for Engineering by the University of Louisville JB Speed Engineering.
  • She also developed a mentor-mentee network for Iraqi Women engineer-owned businesses.
  • Karen led the successful issuance of the Missouri River Master Manual which has resolved 14 years of litigation across eight states.
  • She gave condolences on behalf of Arlington National Cemetery to Jeanne Warner during the funeral of her husband John Warner, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant.

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