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Partnering with Us

We are not alone when executing our missions. Whether it is USACE’s Civil Works, Military, Contingency Operations, or Interagency and International programs, our success is shaped by the strength of the partnerships we build and sustain with our stakeholders.  LTG Scott A. Spellmon

Command Philosophy


USACE success depends on developing and maintaining partnerships with its stakeholders. It is important that we recognize the value that a diverse set of people, groups, and organizations can bring to mission delivery and actively seek out and invest in enduring partnerships across the mission delivery life cycle.

Sound partnerships require proactive engagement at all echelons of the organization and the embracement of a partnering mindset which embodies a set of behaviors rooted in three interdependent and mutually supportive elements: Commitment, Communication, and Collaboration.





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Each partnering relationship is unique and exists along a spectrum with transactional relationships at one end and strategic relationships on the other. Where these relationships fall along that spectrum and the extent of collaboration are influenced by the type of partnership, maturity of the relationship, and commitment towards partnering.


Partnering Philosophy

Construction Project Partnering Playbook

Latest News

Inside the castle USACE Chief of Engineers Releases his Command Partnering Philosophy

Listen in as “Inside the Castle” discusses the recently released Command Partnering Philosophy is creating a partnering culture throughout the organization.