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Emeritus Day at the Corps of Engineers – 2023

Dawson & Associates is privileged each year to be well represented at the annual “Leaders Emeritus” gathering of former Corps of Engineers senior leader alumni. With over four decades of experience in nearly every facet of Corps policy, operations, and governance, Dawson team members bring an invaluable cache of institutional knowledge to the event.

The dozen-plus Dawson colleagues participating spent over 5-hours sharing insights and perspectives on current Corps activities. In addition to providing updates about Corps policies and programs, today’s Corps leaders welcomed an unfiltered information exchange with those who not so long ago occupied many of the same leadership positions. This year’s meeting took place at the historic Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club high atop a majestic cliff overlooking the Potomac River.

In addition to our President and Founder, former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Hon. Bob Dawson and me, other Dawson & Associates members who participated either virtually of in person were:

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Henry Hatch, 47th Chief of Engineers

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Bob Flowers, 50th Chief of Engineers

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert Griffin, former Deputy Chief of Engineers

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Michael Walsh, former Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Bruce Scott, former Corps Division Commander

Brig. Gen. (Ret) Rick Capka, former Corps Division Commander

Steve Stockton, former Director of Civil Works,

Gary Loew, former head of Civil Works’ Programs Integration Division

Joe Tyler, former Director of Military Programs

Lloyd Caldwell, former Director of Military Programs

Rob Vining, former Chief of Civil Works Program Management

US Army Corps of Engineers Leaders Emeritus (Ft. Belvoir, VA)

Fresh off his testimony earlier in the day before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, the Chief of Engineers, LTG Scott Spellmon, touched upon the key elements of the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2024 Budget submission. The budget includes $7.413 billion in discretionary funding for Civil Works activities throughout the nation, the largest budget in history.

In his written testimony, LTG Spellmon highlighted the importance of “strengthening communications and relationships to solve water resources challenges”. The Corps’ Leaders Emeritus program is a shining example of that commitment, and the Dawson & Associates team is proud to continue serving the nation in this important endeavor.

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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