Emeritus Day at the Corps of Engineers
At Dawson & Associates, our ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers run deep. Collectively, our firm’s members have spent a combined total of more than 500 years serving in the Corps. This service includes command and senior management of multiple Corps of Engineer Districts and Divisions nationwide, as well as the entire Corps.
So today, it was a special honor for ten of us to be included in the annual “Leaders Emeritus” day held at Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC. I attended along with our founder Robert K. Dawson, former Member of Congress H. Martin Lancaster. Others from our firm who participated were:
· Bill Roper, PhD, and
· Maj. Gen. (Ret) Bruce Scott.
Among other topics, the group discussed USACE’s overall campaign plan and the Corps’ mission to support the warfighter, transform Civil Works, and reduce disaster risks. For more about these important issues, click here.
Today’s event was a great opportunity to network with other retired General Officers, members of the Senior Executive Service, and political appointees. If there’s one takeaway that all of us gained from the day’s events, it is that while the Corps continues to operate under great stress in challenging times, its leadership, spirit, and sense of public service is always outstanding.
Maj. Gen. (Ret) Don Riley Senior Vice President
Gen. Riley is a former Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.