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  • New Orleans district takes proactive approach to recruiting new employees

    When competing for new engineering graduates at the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) conference against the likes of Northrup Grumman and other top private sector companies in February, New Orleans District Geotechnical Branch-Deputy Chief April Falcon-Villa had two tools at her disposal to level the recruiting playing field. One of them was one of her employees, Thomas West, who recently was recognized as the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year in the “Most Promising Engineer” category, and the other was the direct hiring authority given to Corps hiring managers for specific positions. New Orleans District Deputy Commander Maj. Jordon Davis received the 2019 BEYA Modern Day Technology Leader award at the conference as well.
  • New Orleans District safety specialist Keith Wilson helps ensure safe operations

    Before U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District crews began opening the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway on Feb. 27, safety specialist Keith Wilson played a role in ensuring they were properly prepared to conduct safe operations.
  • New Orleans geotechnical, engineer Thomas West receives national engineering award

    New Orleans District geotechnical engineer Thomas West received a Black Engineer of the Year award recently.
  • Employees recognized for contributions to PCCP

    More than 100 United State Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District employees and contractors received recognition Feb. 14 for their contributions to the Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) project."Regardless of how big or small your role in the PCCP, you had an important role," New Orleans District Commander Col. Michael Clancy told the
  • Deputy commander receives national award

    For U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Deputy Commander Maj. Jordon Davis, the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year’s (BEYA) Modern Day Technology Leader award has dual meanings."It validates everything I have done as an engineer and encourages me to go forward and continue to do great things for the Army and my family," Davis