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Emeritus Day at the Corps of Engineers – 2022

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

Dawson & Associates takes great pride in the experience and expertise provided by our US Army Corps of Engineers alumni. Our Senior Advisors have been instrumental in

shaping the Corps’ very foundation of excellence during decades of public service.

Last week, after nearly two years of pandemic induced constraints, more than a dozen Dawson colleagues participated in the Corps of Engineers annual “Leaders Emeritus” day held this year at the new National Museum of the United States Army ( near Fort Belvoir, VA. I attended along with our founder Hon. Bob Dawson and former Congressman Martin Lancaster, who joined our firm in 2009.

Others Dawson & Associates members who participated were:

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Henry Hatch, 47th Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. (Ret) Don Riley, former Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert Griffin, former Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. (Ret) Michael Walsh, for Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Brig. Gen. (Ret) David Turner, former Division Commander Les Edelman, SES, former Chief Counsel, Steve Stockton, SES, former Director of Civil Works, Gary Loew, SES, former head of Civil Works’ Programs Integration Division Joe Tyler, SES, former Director of Military Programs Rob Vining, SES, former Chief of Civil Works Program Management

Among many topics, the group received briefings on USACE’s overall efforts to deliver quality projects and programs, on time and within budget; embrace changes and new technologies that set the standard for program and project delivery for partners and stakeholders; enhance partnering that builds and maintains strong, meaningful, and lasting relationships; and revolutionize program and project delivery that embodies “world-class” delivery excellence.

As is always the case, the gathering served as a great opportunity to reconnect with the current Corps leadership and receive updates to Corps policies and programs. Ultimately, sessions such as this reinforce the Corps’ commitment to actively strengthen relationships based on trust, transparency, shared values, and mutually beneficial goals.

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Rick Stevens

Senior Vice President

A former Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rick joined our firm in 2018.


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


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