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Laurel native new head of Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Mississippi native and Iraq war veteran Col. John W. Cross took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District in a ceremony Friday morning officiated by Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, Col. Cross assumed command of the 68,000-square-mile District from Col. Jeffrey R. Eckstein. Cross is a native ...

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Lofton honored posthumously

A special ceremony was held Sept. 30 to honor longtime employee Steve Lofton at the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Structural Maintenance Branch (SMB). Lofton, a structural engineer and 11-year employee of the SMB team, passed away in October 2010 at the age of 43 from an unexpected illness. During the ceremony, ERDC Commander Col. Kevin Wilson presented the Commander’s ...

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Jackson wins Tudor Medal

Jill Jackson, a physical scientist in U.S. Army Reachback Operations Center (UROC) at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named as the recipient of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2010 Tudor Medal. The award is given annually to the SAME Young Member who has made outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction or planning for ...

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Taylor promoted to UROC director

Rhonda Taylor has been selected as director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reachback Operations Center (UROC), located at the Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. As director, Taylor is charged with ensuring success of the overall operational support to the UROC mission. She will also execute UROC day-to-day operations and facilitate requests for information, training and hardware ...

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Passmore retiring from ERDC

After almost 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 15 years of them spent at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, ERDC Environmental Laboratory (EL) deputy director Dr. Michael Passmore will retire in June. Passmore earned a bachelor’s in 1974 and a master’s in 1977, both in wildlife science from Oregon State University. In 1977, ...

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ERDC researchers land awards

Three researchers at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg are set to be recognized at the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference in Baltimore, Md. Jonathon Griffin of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) will receive the Modern Day Technology Leader Award and Patricia Sullivan, also of GSL, ...

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Welch named year’s best

Dr. Charles R. Welch, a senior scientist and research physicist in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has been named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year for his work with carbon nanotube (CNT) research. Welch’s research on material development and supercomputer modeling in the molecular field of ...

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Welch named year's best

Dr. Charles R. Welch, a senior scientist and research physicist in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has been named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year for his work with carbon nanotube (CNT) research. Welch’s research on material development and supercomputer modeling in the molecular field of ...

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