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Posted 7/31/2013

Release no. 13-081


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss… David Carraway, Environmental Specialist with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District, recently returned from deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

While deployed, he worked as a cartographic specialist and became the geographic information system team lead for the Corps’ Transatlantic District North. As a cartographer, he supported the Army through the analysis of a variety of geospatial resources. For his work during his deployment, Carraway was awarded the NATO Medal, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.

"Deploying in support of Overseas Contingency Operations resulted in an awesome opportunity to interact with a diverse team of talented professionals in a challenging environment.  Currently, I look forward to opportunities to contribute teamwork and geospatial skills refined during my deployment to help improve Regulatory Program efficiency and Emergency Management disaster response, recovery, and risk reduction capabilities for the Vicksburg District and, specifically, the people which we serve," stated Carraway.

As a member of the Regulatory Branch, Enforcement Section, Carraway will resume his role by performing jurisdictional determinations of wetlands and other waters and addressing enforcement issues pertaining to Section 301 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

Carraway is a native of Utica, Mississippi, and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry with an emphasis in Wildlife Management from Mississippi State University.  Carraway has completed graduate courses from Pennsylvania State University in geographic information systems.  

The Corps supports the U. S. Army by deploying members of its civilian workforce who volunteer to support the Army’s mission worldwide.  Since 2002, the Vicksburg District has deployed over 180 civilians to Iraq and Afghanistan.   This civilian workforce provides a unique expertise to the fighting forces, including a reach-back capability that taps the expertise of the Corps of Engineers as a whole. The Corps continues to play a key role in defense operations as well as responding to natural disasters, both at home and abroad.