U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is an agency of the U.S. government with around 34,600 civilian and 650 military workers. The top person, Robert L. Van Antwerp, with the title Chief of Engineers and Commander, has his office in the Pentagon. USACE is involved in the construction and maintenance of 250 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force military bases in nearly 100 countries around the world. In the civilian area, it builds dams and locks and works in flood control in the U.S. [1] [2] [3]

Overview of work

Areas of work mentioned on its website:[4]

  • Water resources - working on rivers, lakes, wetlands, and thousands of miles of coastal shoreline.
  • Environment - manages numerous environmental programs, from cleaning up areas on former military installations contaminated by hazardous waste or munitions to helping establish wetlands that help endangered species.
  • Military infrastructure - "As part of its Military Construction program the Corps contributes to the defense mission by building Communities of Excellence from which U.S. military power can be projected worldwide." This includes training facilities, barracks, dining halls, hospitals, and recreation centers on military bases.
  • Civilian infrastructure - the Corps maintains direct control of 609 dams, maintains and/or operates 257 navigation locks, and operates 75 hydroelectric facilities generating 24% of the nation's hydropower and three percent of its total electricity
  • Homeland Security - they work to support "growing national homeland security missions"

Personnel

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Contact details

Mail Address:[8]
Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
441 G. Street NW
Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: (202) 761-0001
Fax: (202) 761-1683
Email: ceig AT usace.army.mil
Web: http://www.usace.army.mil

Resources

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References

  1. Who We Are, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Commanding General Organization Chart, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  3. Executive Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  4. Missions, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  5. Directorate of Civil Works Organization Chart, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  6. Directorate of Military Programs Organization Chart, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  7. Directorate of Resource Management Organization Chart, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.
  8. Executive Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, accessed April 2008.

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