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Engineer Research and Development Center director wins top honor

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Director Dr. Jeffery P. Holland was selected as a recipient of the Distinguished Executive, Presidential Rank Award. It is the highest honor for members of the Senior Executive Service and recognizes strong leaders, professionals and scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry and a relentless commitment to excellence in public ...

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Dr. David A. Horner named director

Dr. David A. Horner is the new director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.  Horner assumed his new duties Jan. 12, taking over for John West, who has accepted a position with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas-Austin. The HPCMP provides the supercomputing ...

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Dr. Jerry Ballard to lead division

Dr. Jerry Ballard of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center  in Vicksburg has been selected to lead the Computational Science and Engineering Division in ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory.  Ballard’s selection was announced Jan. 8 by ITL Director Dr. Reed Mosher. Since 2009, Ballard has been the associate technical director for military engineering, force projection and maneuver support within ...

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Niki Goerger wins Army award

Dr. Niki Goerger of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has received the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her service with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) from August 2008 to November 2012. Goerger currently serves as business development director at ERDC, a position she assumed ...

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Army ERDC adds Dennis Beers

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has selected Dennis J. Beers as chief of contracting. Prior to joining ERDC, Beers was director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. In addition to his tenure at Fort Bliss, Beers has also served as a professor at the Defense Acquisition University ...

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Howard made lt. col.

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) deputy commander Lt. Col. Jonathan Howell has been promoted from major. Howell, who began his tour at ERDC’s Vicksburg campus in January 2010, has served the Army and the Corps of Engineers since 1994. Prior to joining ERDC, Howell provided training for units deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq while assigned to Fort ...

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Pittman receives honor

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) director Dr. David Pittman was recently presented with the 2010 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award. Theaward, which represents recognition from President Barack Obama, is the second-highest honor bestowed upon career Senior Executive Service (SES) members. Pittman’s ERDC career began in 1983, when he joined the Pavement Systems Division ...

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Spangler earns designation

Stephen Spangler, a researcher in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), recently earned accreditation as a Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, with a specialty in operations and maintenance. In addition to his new achievement, Spangler also holds an LEED accreditation with a specialty in building design and construction. Spangler has ...

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ERDC appoints new staff members

Kenneth Cook has been named director of the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Cook spent three months as acting director prior to being named director. He also spent time as chief of the Tri-Service CAD/BIM Technology Center for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment in ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory. His ...

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Borkowski makes rank of major

Capt. Brian Borkowski, the assistant technical director for military engineering in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg was promoted to the rank of Army major in a Jan. 14 ceremony, followed by a congratulatory reception at the lab. ERDC commander Col. Kevin J. Wilson, Borkowski’s wife, Melissa, and ...

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