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  • September

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Andrew Weber

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 1, 2015) – Often spending his summers in the Texas hill country, building makeshift dams and playing in creeks in his younger years, Andrew Weber’s fascination with moving water hasn’t changed. As a civil engineer, specializing in geotechnical engineering, his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District allows him to continue studying water and the impact it has on soil properties to prevent against loss of life and property for thousands of Houstonians.
  • August

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Capt. Robert M. Burnham

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Each Soldier in the U.S. Army plays a role in maintaining the nation’s security. For Army Capt. Robert M. Burnham, the economic strength of the nation remains secure, as he fulfills his role as an operations manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, managing dredging-related operations and maintenance projects along the Texas coast.
  • January

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s David B. Boothby Jr.

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 14, 2015) – Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis.
  • December

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Diane Kovacevich

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2014) – For the last five months, Diane Kovacevich has filled the role of a management analysis officer, processing personnel actions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Resource Management Office, maintaining integrated manning documents and submitting reports – all new tasks that she readily accepted in her 40th year of service to help fill a gap in her office, proving that it’s never too late to learn something new regardless which stage people are at in their careers.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2014) –Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District’s Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda’s responsibilities remain the same – to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.
  • January

    Spotlight on District's Tina Ybarra

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2014) – For nearly three decades Visual Information Specialist Tina Ybarra has reported to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to provide audio visual support, photography, videography and records archiving services to staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.