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Former Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers Joins Dawson

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Dawson welcomes Lt. Gen. (Ret) Robert Flowers

Dawson & Associates is delighted and honored to announce that Lt. Gen. (Ret) Robert Flowers, former Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its 50th Chief of Engineers, has joined our firm as a Senior Advisor.

As Chief of Engineers and Commander from 2000 to 2004, Bob led an organization of 37,000 personnel, an annual budget of nearly $16 billion and construction projects in more than 90 countries. Prior to that, he served as the Commanding General of the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood.

In 1996 President Bill Clinton nominated Bob to be President of the Mississippi River Commission. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

He joins more than 10 former Flag Officers, primarily from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but also including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the National Oceanographic Administration.

As a result of Bob’s leadership, the engineering community created two awards in his honor:

  1. Robert B. Flowers Sapper Leader Award given annually by the Army Engineer Association; and

  2. Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award given annually by the Society of American Military Engineers.

He’s a Fellow and past National President of the Society of Military Engineers. He’s also a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and has a Masters in civil engineering from the University of Virginia.

For more information about Bob, please click here.


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