Chief of Engineers visits Galveston
Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commanding general, speaks with Phil Kelley, Jefferson County Drainage District 7 general manager, during a visit to the Valero Port Arthur Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, Sept. 6, 2023. Spellmon and the USACE Galveston District’s leadership met with Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) and Coastal Texas (CTX) programs’ non-federal sponsors to discuss some of Galveston District’s current—and largest—projects. The S2G and CTX programs are two of the Galveston District’s dubbed “mega projects” which involve large-scale storm and flood risk mitigation efforts to protect the Texas Coast against the hurricanes and storms prone to the region. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.