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Corps of Engineers steps up on Coronavirus fight

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Under the leadership of Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has quickly ramped up efforts to combat the coronavirus. The Corps’ efforts are a great service to the country and also a source of tremendous pride for the Dawson & Associates team. Dozens of our people spent their careers in the Corps of Engineers so we know firsthand what it can accomplish, especially during crises.

One colleague who knows the Corps’ capabilities especially well is Col. (ret) Bud Griffis. Bud joined us in 2009 after 26 years in the Corps and he’s quoted in a new article about the Corps’ capabilities. An excerpt:

“I’ve never seen anything as unique as this in my lifetime,” says Fletcher Griffis, a professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering who spent decades in the USACE, including as commander and chief engineer in the New York district. For parallels to the scale and scope of the Corps’ coronavirus mission, Griffis reaches back to World War II, and even further to helping map out the railroads that drove westward expansion in the 1800s. Col. Tom Asbury, Commander of the Corps’

New York District, briefs on the Javits

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For the full article, click here.

Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens

Senior Vice President

A member of the Dawson team since 2018, Rick was Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 2014-2017.


The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dawson & Associates.


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