NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
A pair of researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have been recognized for their significant contributions to the Army’s selection as a 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators Award. Bartley Durst and Toney Cummins with the ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory were named two of the top 20 inventors in the Army for 2009-2011.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Since 1942, the Military Ocean Terminal Concord -- or MOTCO -- has been a vital ammunition distribution center in support of the deploying forces during the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars. But this facility in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area has not been able to efficiently carry out its mission for a long time, especially with only one of its three piers being partially operable the last five years.
"When our Soldiers are performing combat operations in villages and cities in Iraq and Afghanistan with complicated terrain, such as Baghdad and Fallujah, they're in areas that are familiar to the enemy, but not to them," said Retired First Sergeant, Alec Lazore, range operations officer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
WINCHESTER, Va.-- The Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers plans to improve its organization, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in a good position to help. Three years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, Middle East District learned that the Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers, or QECE, wanted to make improvements, and started discussions on potential support.