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Posted 5/10/2012

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By LaShawn Sykes
Transatlantic Division

WINCHESTER, Va. —  Donn Booker has been selected as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' newest member for the Senior Executive Service. The Federal Executive Service is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government.

As a result of his SES appointment, Booker will serve as the Contingency Business Director for the Transatlantic Division (TAD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In this position, he serves as the principal advisor to the Commander and TAD on leading and managing the strategic direction and financial operations as well as regional support to the Division's Regional Business Center. He provides the resources to execute the program through chairmanship of a variety of corporate boards to include the Acquisition Strategy, Program Budget Advisory, Regional Command Council, and Regional Management Boards. He also serves as the division representative to the National Management Board responsible for establishing world-wide policy and guidance.

Prior to this appointment, Booker served as the chief of TAD's Business Management Division, where he is was responsible for establishing and implementing the Regional Business Center's business processes throughout the Transatlantic Division. He managed and supervised TAD's relationship programs, as well as implemented developmental programs for program managers, leading the activities of various division planning, steering boards and strategic planning activities.

SES leaders share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment, which is grounded in the Constitution. The keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the SES was designed to be a corps of executives selected for their leadership qualifications. The SES includes most managerial, supervisory and policy positions classified above General Schedule grade 15 or equivalent positions in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Members of the SES serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees and are a link between these appointees and the rest of the federal work force.