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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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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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