Tag: People
  • Three inducted into Waterways Experiment Station Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees

    A new group of U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center (ERDC) retirees were celebrated for their contributions and enshrined into the agency’s most esteemed collective in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Dr. Alfred Cofrancesco, Patti Duett, and Dr. William Grogan were inducted into the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees during the agency's Induction Ceremony Thursday, July 27, at the ERDC Headquarters Auditorium. The achievement is the highest honor a former ERDC-WES site employee could accomplish, and the newest inductees bring the total number of gallery members to 116.
  • USACE Omaha District Change of Command Ceremony, July 26

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will be holding a Change of Command ceremony July 26, 2023, as Colonel Mark R. Himes relinquishes command to Colonel Robert J. Newbauer. The Change of Command ceremony will take place at the Holland Center located at 1200 Douglas St., Omaha, NE 68102, and will commence at 10:00 a.m. on July 26th.
  • NAD celebrates deputy commander at retirement ceremony

    Col. Samuel L. Volkman, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was honored at a retirement ceremony held June 14 at Fort Hamilton, New York.
  • USACE Vicksburg District recognizes employee excellence at annual Corps of Engineers Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District recognized dedicated personnel at the annual Corps of Engineers Day Awards Ceremony at district headquarters today.
  • Young and Promising: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Employee Receives Industry 40 Under 40 Award

    The inland maritime profession is a unique and demanding one. Tackling the challenges associated with the career field requires determination and innovation. Every now and then, an individual comes along who, early in their career, makes an impact that is felt across the industry. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District employee Dane Morris is one of these individuals. This June, Morris was recognized with a 40 Under 40 Award at the 2023 Inland Marine Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, also known as IMX, for his outstanding achievements. IMX is an annual event where inland marine professionals collaborate to make maritime transportation more cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly. Each year, the event recognizes a group of individuals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the inland marine transportation industry and show promise in shaping its future. These award recipients are young professionals in a variety of career fields within the industry, including engineers, surveyors and professionals working on towboats, passenger vehicles or other commercial craft. This year, Morris was the only employee of the federal government to receive the honor.
  • Being All We Can Be – The Transatlantic Division’s 70+ year legacy remains an integral part of the U.S. Army's enduring story

    As the nation commemorates the U.S. Army's 248th birthday on June 14th, the Army Corps of Engineers stands as a strong pillar of support, reaffirming its indispensable role in fortifying the Army's mission. With a rich and storied history dating back to the Revolutionary War, the Army Corps of Engineers has steadfastly provided a strong foundation, showcasing its significance in diverse operations, infrastructure development, and disaster response efforts. The Army's enduring motto, "Be all you can be," resonates deeply with the Army Corps of Engineers and our collective commitment to Building Strong as we march forward to the shout of “Essayons! (Let us try).
  • Employee Spotlight: Robin Nitcher

    Most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lake projects are within 50 miles of a major metropolitan area. Many of those who work for our lake and project offices have grown up in the community they work in. Sometimes, those who grew up in the project’s backyard are the best stewards for the it. One such steward is Robin Nitcher, administrative officer at Pomona Lake project. Nitcher grew up three miles from Pomona Lake located in Vassar, Kansas, and would frequently visit before she became an employee. In May 1986, she started as seasonal clerk before working her way to a permanent position. She worked her first stretch at Pomona Lake until 2008 and then transferred to Melvern Lake. She worked at Melvern Lake for two years before transferring to Perry Lake to work as an administrative officer.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Jumps 30 Spots in Best Places to Work

    WASHINGTON (May 10) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognized 71 of their subcomponent organizations for earning one of several “USACE Best Places to Work” categories during an awards ceremony today at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Awards are based on employee responses to the 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) regarding overall satisfaction with their job and the organization.
  • Spotlight on Alex Webb, Assistant District Counsel, St. Paul District

    SAINT PAUL - Alex Webb collaborates with engineers, biologists, and other experts to keep communities safe from flood risk posed by several major river systems within the boundaries of the St. Paul District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Since the 1970s, and more recently in response to record-breaking floods of 2011 on the Souris River, the Corps has constructed levees and conducted studies to evaluate water supply and flood control options. Most recently, Alex has advised his team on a multi-phase flood control project on the Souris River that will provide protection to adjacent North Dakota communities.
  • Spotlight on Janis Millete, Seattle District

    SEATTLE - Janis Millete is part of a team that keeps Chief Joseph Dam, the second-largest hydropower dam in the nation, running. The dam generates enough power for the Seattle metropolitan area, home to over half of Washington's population. Millete provided legal review and guidance for the $160-million contract to ensure the generators that power 27 house-size turbines remain maintained over the next eight years.