Former Corps of Engineers Commander to Join Dawson

Updated: Jun 6

(Washington, D.C.) – Lt. Gen. (Ret) Henry J. “Hank” Hatch, who served as Chief of Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as a Senior Advisor, the firm announced today.


Founded in 1997, Dawson & Associates is the nation’s premier government relations and public affairs firm for defense, transportation, water and natural resource environmental permitting. The company includes more than 30 former federal and state officials, including former Members of Congress H.L. “Sonny” Callahan, Ralph Regula, and Martin Lancaster. [Note: Do we want to mention the number of retired Flag officers?]

As Chief of Engineers, General Hatch commanded more than 40,000 personnel and supervised more than $13 billion in annual programs. His term was notable for his successful efforts to develop a more comprehensive environmental ethic and initiate partnering with industry and customers.


General Hatch’s service in the Army included serving as Director of the Corps’ Civil Works (Water Resources) Program, Commander of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division, and Commander of the Corps’ Nashville District.


After retiring from the Army, Hank was Chief Operating Officer of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and President and CEO of Fluor Daniel Hanford. He led Fluor’s $9 billion Department of Energy contract for hazardous waste cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington State.


In 2012 the U.S. Military Academy at West Point named General Hatch a Distinguished Graduate. The West Point Association of Graduates bestows this honor on only about five graduates annually, typically for lifetime achievement. Hatch calls this “the highest honor I have ever received.”


He is also a past National President of the Society of American Military Engineers.

General Hatch graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a master’s degree in geodetic science from The Ohio State University.


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