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Wilson assumes command of ERDC

Col. Kevin Wilson assumed the position of commander of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in a change of command ceremony conducted in Vicksburg. Wilson, who replaces outgoing Commander Col. Gary E. Johnston, joins ERDC after commanding the newly established USACE Afghanistan Engineer District – South in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Wilson’s military career began in 1983 with the ...

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Ables retires from ERDC

Tim Ables, associate director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) headquartered in Vicksburg, recently retired after more than 38 years of service to ERDC, the Corps and the Army. His career was celebrated in a Dec. 21 ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues. Ables began his ERDC career in 1972, as a technical editor in ...

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ERDC staff members earn honors

Stephen Spangler, a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC’s) Information Technology Laboratory CAD/BIM Technology Center, located in Vicksburg has achieved Toastmasters International’s highest honor, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). In addition to this honor, Spangler also recently earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation with a specialization in building design and ...

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Tillotson to tout education at ERDC

Rick Tillotson, a former elementary school principal in the Vicksburg Warren School District, has been named as the education outreach coordinator for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Tillotson is trying to establish a working relationship between the facility and local schools, teachers and classrooms to generate a greater interest in science, technology, engineering and ...

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ERDC researchers promoted to new level

Three researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg were recently promoted to the DBV/GS-15 level, the second-highest level in the scientist and researcher classification of the lab demonstration project. Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, Dr. Kent Danielson and Dr. Stacy Howington were chosen to be a part of the DBV group. Demirbilek is a research hydraulic ...

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Styles named head of ERDC lab

Dr. Richard Styles has joined the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as the chief of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) Navigation Branch. A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Styles earned a bachelor’s in physics from the University of Tennessee, a master’s in oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology and a doctorate in oceanography from Rutgers University. He ...

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Prevost promoted, Pittman honored

Craig Prevost was recently named chief of Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Engineering Division at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). In this position he will be responsible for planning, directing, controlling and reviewing activities that involve design, construction, maintenance and repair of ERDC facilities.  A 25-year veteran of the Corps of Engineers, Prevost joined ERDC in ...

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Norman named chief of Contracting Office

Wendell Norman has been named as chief of the Contracting Office at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Norman began his contracting career at the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992 as an intern. While there, he worked his way up to deputy district chief of contracting and team leader ...

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Cullinane promoted, Wright honored

Dr. John Cullinane Jr. has been named deputy director at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and, in connection, will become ERDC’s newest member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He will be located at ERDC’s headquarters in Vicksburg. Prior to being named to his new position, Cullinane served as a senior science technical manager and spent ...

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Steevens promoted at ERDC

Dr. Jeffery Steevens, a researcher in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was recently selected as a biotechnology senior research scientist. Steevens joined ERDC in 1999 as a research toxicologist on the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment Team. He most recently served as the leader of that team, a position ...

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