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Posted 1/9/2017

Release no. 17-002

Greg Raimondo

District Names Chief of Design Branch’s Levee and Drainage Section

     VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently selected Colby Bankston as chief of its design branch’s levee and drainage section of Engineering and Construction Division.

In this position, Bankston will oversee a talented group of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the production of construction plans and specifications for levee and channel projects throughout the District.

Bankston started his career in Design Branch in 2010 working in the levee and drainage section where he was responsible for the design and development of plans and specifications on Mississippi River Levees projects.  He has served as the lead engineer on several Hurricane Protection Office levee projects in the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction system in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and on emergency levee repair projects.

A native of Brandon, he is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Mississippi.

     He is the oldest son of Bussy and Cheri Bankston of Brandon. Bankston is married to the former Megan Wheat of Flowood and they are residents of Clinton.