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Posted 12/6/2017

Release no. 17-053


Contact
Shirley Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

VICKSBURG, Miss…For the second consecutive year, the FY 17 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), has recognized the Vicksburg District as a Best Place to Work within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

      Col. Michael C. Derosier, Commander of the Vicksburg District, and Patricia Hemphill, Chief of Programs and Project Management Division, were recently recognized and presented the Certificate for this honor at a meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

      Upon receiving this recognition, Col. Michael C. Derosier, Commander of the Vicksburg District, stated, “Not only was the District identified as a Best Place to Work...we are the highest scoring District in the large District category.  Pat Hemphill, the District’s Chief of Programs and Project Management Division, and I had the honor of receiving the certificate for this from Lieutenant General Semonite and Command Sergeant Major Houston during the recent 1st Quarter Executive Governance Meeting (EGM) in Pittsburgh.”

      In reference to his team members at the District he stated, “We were both very proud to represent each and every one of you in being recognized as the highest scoring Best Place to Work large District in USACE. Thank you for all that you do to make the District a flagship District within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

     The Vicksburg District is one of 41 Corps districts worldwide and one of six districts in the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division. It provides a full range of water resource products and services, covering 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The District's 1,000-person workforce is eager to serve and to be the Engineer of Choice for the 21st Century.