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A tribute to a gentleman

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Dawson & Associates pays tribute to Mr. George Grugett.

Before the summer slips fully away, we’d like to pay tribute to a wonderful gentleman who recently received a much-deserved honor.  On August 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally christened its newest vessel in honor of George C. Grugett.  Recognizing the importance of Mr. Grugett’s decades of service to the Corps, the Dawson & Associates team proudly turned out to pay tribute to Mr. Grugett.

Since 1980 he has served as the Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (MVFCA).  The MVFCA is a nationally recognized organization that develops and coordinates initiatives affecting the flood control policy of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Mr. Grugett retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District in 1980 at the end of a 35 year career.  At the time of his retirement Mr. Grugett was the Executive Assistant, a senior advisor to the District Commander.  During his tenure, he also served as the Chief, Program Development Office, a position of senior leadership with oversight of multi-million dollar Corps projects.

General Tom Sands, Colonel Bob Sinkler, my wife Roz and I attended the christening of the newest Corps of Engineers’ workboat, Motor Vessel George C. Grugett in Memphis, TN.

Mr. Grugett was born in McConnell, Tennessee, and served as an Army Air Corps bomber pilot in World War II, flying 47 bomber missions over Italy and Southern Europe.

The team at Dawson & Associates is honored to have been able to work intimately with Mr. Grugett through the years.  He is well-deserving of this recognition and a great friend of D&A.

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Don Riley Senior Vice President

Gen. Riley is a former Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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