Pacesetter magazine

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Pacesetter magazine
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Southwestern Division Regional Pacesetter
United States -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Southwestern Division ( issuing body )
Place of Publication:
Dallas, TX
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division Public Affairs Office
Publication Date:
Bimonthly[ FORMER -2010]


serial ( sobekcm )
federal government publication ( marcgt )


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with: Spring 2015?
General Note:
Issues for 2005 called Issue 1-4. February 2006 called Vol. 2, No. 1

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Working together to complete the mission Strategies for sustainable infrastructures


SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION PACESETTERCol. Richard J. Muraski Jr. Acting Commander Southwestern Division Martie Cenkci Chief, Public Affairs Southwestern Division Editor LaDonna Davis Deputy Public Affairs Chief Southwestern Division Associate Editors Edward Rivera Fort Worth District Sara Goodeyon Tulsa District Jay Woods Little Rock District Isidro Reyna Galveston District 3 Commanders Column11 Delivering value through IIS13 Federal agencies working together just makes sense15 Joint team works together on hospital project16 Working to build the SWD Hydropower Board of Governance40 Hill to take command of Corps Southwestern Division, CONTENTSFocus: Working with othersSummer 2014 Volume 9No. 2People 25 Take your sons and daughters to work day39 Focus: Strategies for sustainable infrastructure17 busy181921 hydropower plant22 Center audit23 running smoothlySTEM27 along the Texas Coast29 Fort Worth adds another Wheeler award to its medal cache32 Employee Spotlight36 Galveston District welcomes new deputy commander37 SWDs Army Values Program honors seven On the cover


3 Pacesetter Summer 2014 4 Col. Richard J. Muraski Jr. Southwestern Division Acting Commander I Moving forward with change Col. Richard P. Pannell Commander, Galveston District R tion infrastructure to ensure the construc nance of three of the Delivering Value to the Nation I am pleased to report that we have been making great strides on several of our district priorities.


5 Pacesetter Summer 2014 6 Col. Richard A. Pratt Commander, Tulsa District 75 years of Building StrongB 75 years of Tulsa District history


7 Pacesetter Summer 2014 8 Col. Charles Klinge Commander, Fort Worth District SWF, a key part of USACEs strategy and mission for sustainability T As we enter the last quarter of FY14, SWF contin ues to maintain and manage 25 multi-purpose reservoirs, three major hydropower plants, several major floodways and many additional related local/ state projects, to include the Trinity River Corridor Project and the Trinity River Vision Project. To speak about the economic impacts and benefits that SWF brings to the table requires just looking in the mirror at ourselves.


9 Pacesetter Summer 2014 10 Col. Courtney W. Paul Commander, Little Rock District T cess not your problems


11 Pacesetter Summer 2014 12 Focus: Working with others Department of Homeland Security Department of Energy Environmental Support for Others Department of Veterans Affairs


13 Pacesetter Summer 2014 14 to cut have to cut services is Focus: Interdepent Teams Focus: Working with others services District is nance at tenance is each of their eco are an effective District)


15 Pacesetter Summer 2014 16 Focus: Working with others


17 Pacesetter Summer 2014 18 Focus: Interdepent Teams Focus: Strategies for sustainable infrastructure


19 Pacesetter Summer 2014 20 Focus: Interdepent Teams Focus: Strategies for sustainable infrastructure


21 Pacesetter Summer 2014 22 Focus: Strategies for sustainable infrastructure


23 Pacesetter Summer 2014 24 In order to remain a viable organization, we must strengthen and maintain customer relations by addressing their issues and delivering on our commitments. Col. Charles Klinge Focus: Strategies for sustainable infrastructure


25 Pacesetter Summer 2014 26 STEM Recently, the Little Rock District participated in Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day While at work with their folks, the kids built bridges, played with an alligator, toured Murray Lock and Dam, participated in team building exercises, used professional survey equipment and learned about water safety


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31 Pacesetter Summer 2014 32 PeopleQ. What project(s)/tasks are you currently working on? Dredging and Safety Handrails at Port Isabel Detention Center and preparing for Falfurrias Border Patrol Check Point Station. Q. Discuss your role at the Corps. Q. What do you enjoy most about working on your particu lar project(s)/tasks? Q. What do you like about your current job? Q. Whats the most in teresting thing youve encountered or whos the most interesting person youve worked with during your tenure at the Corps? Galveston District: Louis Esqueda Bio Stats People


33 Pacesetter Summer 2014 34 Q. What would you say you do here Bill? Q. Whats the most rewarding project youve ever worked on? Q. Are you working on anything now that will have major im pacts on the Arkansas Rivers future? you in for a Peer Recognition award. How does it feel to be recognized by your peers as a valuable team member? Q. Is there anything else about you that youd like the rest of your Corps family to know? Little Rock District: Bill Gray Bio Stats PeopleQ. You started out as a Park Ranger with the Corps in 2002. What piqued your interest? Q. Where were you assigned as a park ranger? Q. In what way were you pleas antly surprised? Q. You said you wanted to work in Regulatory even before you came to work for the Corps. Why Regulatory? Q. In your current position, what is your favorite aspect of the job? Q. Was there any particular individual who inspired you to continue on in your education? Tulsa District: Bryan Taylor Current Title/Position: How long in current position? Number of years with the Corps? Number of years with the Tulsa District? High School: Education: Bio Stats People


35 Pacesetter Summer 2014 36 Fort Worth District: Dr. Rumanda YoungQ. When did you start your ca reer with the Fort Worth District and what is your role? Q. Are there any key energy sustainment initiatives that youre working on? Q. You recently received the Wheeler Medal at this years Society of American Military Engineers meeting in Orlando, Florida, which recognizes out standing contributions by U.S. Army personnel to military engineering in design construc tion, administration, research or development. What did you receive the award for? How did you feel when you were recognized? Bio Stats People


37 Pacesetter Summer 2014 38 T Duty: Kandy Frye, Program Division tory Division Loyalty: Laurie Arvey, Procurement Analyst, Of Adam Crisp, Pro gram Manager, Military Integra Margaret Johanning, Senior Planner, Planning and Policy Division Larry Leahy, Program Manager, Military Loyalty Bear true faith and al Army, and our team matesDuty those entrusted to your care. Find op good of the group. each of us, both personally and as a Put the welfare ordinates before your own.Honor Live up to all the Army valuesIntegrity Do what is right, legally and morally. Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is our "moral compass" an inner voice.Personal Courage Our ability to face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral courage.Army Core Values People


39 Pacesetter Summer 2014 40 Pacesetter PointsCongratulations Phil Copeland Randy Devenport Martin Regner Marcus Mitchell Jeffery Blanford Elizabeth Anderson Ryan King on Misty Mayo David Sconyers, Mary B. Duke Amanda Palmer Simon DeSoto Jason Shreve Dr. Edmond J. Russo Jr., Speedy Tom Brauer Brandon Smolinsky and Nancy Young Valerie L. Miller Eric Verwers Ninfa E. TaggartWilliam S. RobertsRobert Wooley Robert Lopez Steve Atkinson Bill Bird, Kevin C. FranksEd Citzler Chandler Peter, Brandon Mobley Jennifer Sleezer Robert Adams ArrivalsBrannen Parrish Aron Edwards, Dawn Harrison, Yaiko Neill, Adrian Ramos (redeployed), Lt. Col. Jared Erickson, Tiffany Mims, David Minero, Rob ert Thompson Capt. Edwin Jimenez, Rubin Campos, Renee Hodges, Rustom Contractor, Timothy Foster, Carlos Duarte, John Poll, Maggie Rivera, Henry Gan, Paul Limvorratre, Sgt. 1st Class James WilliamsDepartures Bill Ferenvevich, Lawrence Redd (retired), Curtis Walker (deployed), Lt. Col. Marty Maldonado, Travers Powel, Martin Regner, Randolph Batiste, Dolan Dunn Timothy Foster, Marla Anderson, Goodbye to SWD employees, James (Hunter) Lynch, Capt. David Freeman and Kristi Thornton. Good luck to the following Tulsa District retirees: Stanley Spirlock Pam McCarn, Lt. Col. Don Nestor