The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters.
Charles F. Pinkard, of hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Vicksburg District’s Employee of the Year Award. Pinkard received this award for his work in providing efficient planning, design, and construction of the Mississippi River revetment and training structures program for navigation and flood control.
William N. Bradley, deputy chief of Engineering and Construction Division, was the recipient of the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity. He has afforded opportunities for minorities to pursue engineering career paths and continues to support the program through mentoring, coaching, and recruitment.
Ryan D. Reves of the geotechnical branch of Engineering and Construction Division received the Engineer Award for his performance as lead engineer for the inspection and dam safety section. He allowed the District to effectively execute its mission in dam safety for each of its dams and locks and dams.
Marty J. Reynolds of Operations Division’s Lake Greeson Field Office was the recipient of the Park Ranger of the Year Award for his service as a natural resource specialist for Lake Greeson’s Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resource Management programs.
Emily McCrory of the Mississippi Project Management Office and Zachary N. Lynch of the river stabilization section of Engineering and Construction Division both received the Student of the Year Award. McCrory is recognized for service as the workforce management specialist intern. Lynch is recognized for his demonstration of excellence while performing his duties and for serving as a role model for other student team members.
Michelle Moore of Engineering and Construction Division received the STEM Employee of the Year Award for exhibiting outstanding dedication and technical ability while executing the Vicksburg District’s goals and missions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Amy J. Shultz and Charles E. Stokes, Jr. both received the Commander’s Public Service Award. Shultz distinguished herself by promoting the Corps of Engineers’ Missions and Programs through media and personal contacts educating the public on remaining “Water Wise” and practicing proper water safety techniques to be safe around and on the water. Stokes received the award for his service to the Vicksburg District’s emergency response during the 2015 and 2016 flood events. His expertise were instrumental in providing a direct line of communication.
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