Military Experience

 

UNITED STATES ARMY RANGERS

(August 1973 - September 1996).



Bringing a great wealth of program / project management knowledge, and experience.District Engineer and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District. As Commander, overseeing civil works mission stretching from southern Missouri to southwest Arkansas. The $6.5 billion worth of public infrastructure includes 12 multipurpose lakes, seven hydropower facilities, and 13 lock and dams on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. The Little Rock District also manages a large recreation mission with 138 parks and access areas. Visitors to Table Rock Lake alone reach 2.5 million annually. The District’s military medical mission provides engineering and construction management services for all branches of the military around the world managing projects worth about $900 million. District Engineer and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District operating nine multi-purpose projects with hydroelectric power plants. These power plants have 28 generators and produce about $32 million each year in revenue for the U.S. Treasury.
Commander / Director Hydropower Branch providing standardized policy, technical support, coordination, and program compliance review for: Management, operation, preventative, and major maintenance of all electrical, mechanical, and structural features at all district flood control dams, navigation dams, hydropower plants, and high voltage switchyards for the purposes of flood control, power production and transmission, navigation channel elevation regulation, recreation, water quality, and other purposes. The Hydropower Branch manages the training and development program for hydroelectric power plant personnel, which provides qualified journeyman and senior level employees. Assigns trainees to permanent duty stations upon completion of training.