VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the selection of Jerry Bourne as chief of the Enforcement and Compliance Branch, Regulatory Division.
In this position, Bourne is responsible for the supervisory and technical accomplishment of the branch. He manages the processing of enforcement actions and jurisdictional determinations and oversees the Regulatory Division’s compliance program.
Bourne joined the Vicksburg District in 2015 after accepting a position with the Regulatory Permit Section. During his tenure, he was responsible for evaluating and verifying permit applications, issuing and reissuing General Permits, and leading compliance efforts. He also represented the Regulatory Division in numerous outreach events.
Throughout his career at the Vicksburg District, Bourne has temporarily served as an environmental specialist in the River Operations Branch and as a district level signature authority for Hazardous Waste Manifests. For the past two years, he has worked in the Enforcement and Compliance Branch as a senior project manager and in the Regulatory Division as a compliance officer. In 2021, he was selected as the acting chief of the Enforcement and Compliance Branch.
Along with his primary Regulatory responsibilities, Bourne has been actively involved with the Vicksburg District’s 408 Program, which reviews applications from other parties to potentially alter a pre-existing Civil Works project. He not only evaluated 408 applications for permitting requirements but was also instrumental in the development and finalization of the 404-10/408 Synchronization Standard Operating Procedure in support of the national 404-10/408 synchronization effort.
A native of Sumrall, Mississippi, Bourne holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from William Carey University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. He is a 2020 graduate of the Vicksburg District’s Leadership Development Program.
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 district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.
Release no. 22-011