Tag: People
  • Emergency management specialist takes pride in helping hometown recover after Hawai'i wildfires

    Following natural disasters, countless USACE professionals step up and answer the call to aid in disaster response and recovery. When destructive wildfires swept across the island of Maui, emergency management specialist and Native Hawaiian, Kenny Amuro, couldn’t throw his hand up fast enough.
  • More than mandatory – Omaha District trains new employees to encourage a growth mindset

    The staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is growing. With a budget increasing year-over-year, taking on new projects, and a commitment to delivering engineering solutions effectively, hiring initiatives are taking place across the district’s offices and divisions.
  • Coombs' success in running mirrors success in USACE

    Completing one marathon is an accomplishment for some and a goal for many others. For Craig Coombs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Support Section chief, that number is 51, or a marathon in every state plus Washington D.C. He has completed marathons in 18 states so far and has plans to complete five to six marathons per year until his goal is met. The 21-year Louisville District veteran’s first marathon was the Derby Festival Marathon in 2012. His approach to running is the same as his approach to successfully completing environmental projects for USACE - planning, maintaining consistency and celebrating the wins.
  • USACE names Hiserodt Administrative Professional of the Year

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently named White Hall, Arkansas native Laura Hiserodt, as the 2023 Administrative Professional of the Year.
  • 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).