US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

  • November

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Mike Nelson

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) – Michael Nelson, civil engineering technician in U.S. Army Corps of
  • October

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Lavonne Collins

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) – Behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regulatory Branch Legal Instruments Examiner Lavonne Collins’ long job title lies an even longer list of responsibilities – most of which directly impact the preservation of Texas wetlands and assist in keeping the state’s waterways open for navigation.
  • September

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Gary Chow

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 1, 2013) – As a geotechnical engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Geotechnical and Structures Section, Gary Chow is routinely tasked with providing engineering design support, permit application technical reviews and engineering recommendations for the operations and constructions of structures in dams, levees and navigation systems located within the district – a tremendous responsibility, but one he finds extremely rewarding.
  • August

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Kenneth Finley

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Aug. 1, 2013) – Meeting people from different parts of the world is just one fascinating aspect of working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project according to Department of the Army Intern and Park Ranger Kenneth Finley.
  • July

    USACE Galveston District spotlight on regulatory supervisor

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2013) – Managing operations in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regulatory Branch of the Corpus Christi Regulatory Field Office isn’t always easy. With wetland issues to be resolved, jurisdictional determinations to be made and violation claims regarding both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act to be reviewed and investigated, even Supervisor Lloyd Mullins, a 12-year veteran, says though he has his share of difficult days there is no other place he’d rather be working.
  • June

    USACE Galveston District spotlight on Toskin Sekoni

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 1, 2013) – A simple nudge from her caring father in the early stages of her high school studies was all it took to steer Nigerian native Tosin Sekoni, a regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, into a life-long career in science.
  • May

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Kenneth Pablo

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 1, 2013) – When Kenneth Pablo decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology to learn how to manage the flow of materials, oversee the transformation into finished goods and coordinate the delivery to the final buyer, he never dreamt he would be able to apply these skills to projects of national significance and play a part in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
  • April

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Simon DeSoto

    MATAGORDA, Texas (March 21, 2013) – At the age of 18, Colorado River Lockmaster Simon DeSoto fell in love. Though she was two years his senior, he knew this relationship would last a lifetime and remained committed to providing her with the attention she deserved to fulfill her unique demands, maintain her integrity and ensure her wellbeing. Though the laundry list of "to dos" was great, he knew she (the Colorado River Locks - completed in 1954), was more than worthy of his labor of love.
  • March

    Meet Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - Ensuring operational readiness and compliance of the Brazos River Floodgates for nearly 2,500 commercial and recreational vessels each month is no easy task, but it's one that a handful of talented U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a dedicated lockmaster make look easy.
  • USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Sharon Tirpak

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) – Managing federally-funded civil works projects through feasibility studies and construction requires leadership – a skill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak hones while guiding multidisciplinary teams through complex projects that energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
  • February

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Eddie Irigoyen

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 1, 2013) - Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Eddie Irigoyen, a construction manager in the Construction Branch and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awareness Program liaison for the district.
  • January

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Thomas Dyckman

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (January 2013) - Building strong in support of the nation requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to rely on the talents of highly-skilled employees to execute its mission of keeping America’s waterways open for navigation and commerce.
  • November

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lisa Finn

    Lisa Finn’s journey toward a healthy lifestyle began with a single moment while out to dinner with friends back in the spring of 2009. “I looked around the restaurant and it occurred to me that I was the heaviest person in the room,” said Finn. “That thought stayed with me and bothered me tremendously. It was then that I became determined to lose weight.”
  • October

    Spotlight on Capt. Derek Thornton

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 16, 2012) - It’s no secret that successful engineers often exhibit similar
  • September

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Adrian Ramos

    PORT ISABEL, Texas - When U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Adrian Ramos decided to pursue a career in engineering, he knew his ideal choice of employment would allow him to remain hands-on in the field. Armed with distinct goals and a passion to serve, Ramos found a natural fit with the USACE Galveston District’s Engineering and Construction Division.
  • What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs?

    Q. What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs? A. In response to devastating floods that occurred in Houston in 1929 and 1935, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began construction of Addicks and Barker Dams in what was then undeveloped areas in far west Harris and east Fort Bend counties to prevent the loss of life and property and provide flood damage reduction along Buffalo Bayou downstream of the reservoirs and through the center of the City of Houston. Construction of the Addicks and Barker structures were completed in 1948 and 1945 respectively.
  • August

    USACE Galveston civil engineer makes community proud

    Many would consider growing up in the largely African-American Sunnyside neighborhood south of
  • Franchelle Craft earns Modern-Day Technology recognition

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Franchelle Craft was selected and
  • July

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Rashid Sheikh-ali

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 18, 2012) - Full of hope and aspirations for a better life, Rashid Sheikh-ali (a native of Mogadishu, Somalia) set out on a life-changing journey in 1980 that would take him from Africa to America – where he would become a structural engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.
  • June

    Spotlight on Sarah Xie-DeSoto (June 2012)

    Leaving the fast-paced world of international business behind to start a new life with her groom, Structural Engineer Sarah Xie-DeSoto packed her bags in 1998 and made the 7,000-mile journey from Sichuan, China, to Texas to embark on an adventure that would incorporate structure in her life in a way she hadn’t imagined.