USACE Vicksburg District announces new Water Management Section chief

USACE Vicksburg District
Published Sept. 24, 2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Justin Giles as chief of the Water Management Section in the Hydraulics Branch.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Justin Giles as chief of the Water Management Section in the Hydraulics Branch.

VICKSBURG, Miss. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Justin Giles as chief of the Water Management Section in the Hydraulics Branch.

In this role under the Engineering and Construction Division, Giles will ensure the district’s water resources projects are operated in accordance with water control plans, and operate and maintain the district's satellite streamgage network.

Giles will also be responsible for other water resources data collection efforts, utilizing the district's Corps Water Management System (CWMS) models for flood forecasting and inundation mapping and computing the district's flood damages prevented and communicate with the public during emergencies and usual operations.

Giles previously served as the acting chief of Water Management Section and as a lead hydraulic engineer. During that time, he assisted with the daily operation and forecasts of district projects, modeling efforts and assisted with the annual water control budget. He also assisted the district’s Public Affairs and Emergency Management offices.

Outside of the district, Giles worked as a research engineer with the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), where he assisted with border wall analysis, worked on various dam break modeling for sites around the world, and worked with the Mississippi River Geomorphic and Potamology Program. 

Giles began his career as a hydraulic engineer with the Vicksburg District’s Dam and Levee Modeling Section in 2013. During this time, he was instrumental in assisting national dam and levee breach modeling, the CWMS development across USACE, and the Mississippi River Flowline Study. He also helped produce inundation modeling and mapping support for multiple hurricanes and other storm events. 

Giles is a 2015 graduate of the Vicksburg Leadership Development Program (VLDP) and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Mississippi. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Engineering degree, both from Mississippi State University.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.


Contact
Anna Owens
601-631-5208
anna.m.owens@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-072