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USACE Vicksburg District announces new branch chief within Regulatory Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
Published July 17, 2023
Updated: July 17, 2023

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District selected Andy Sanderson as chief of the Louisiana Branch within Regulatory Division.

Prior to his selection, Sanderson served as the acting Regulatory Division Louisiana Branch Chief. 
Sanderson began his career with the Vicksburg District in 2016 as an environmental specialist in the Regulatory Division. He also served as a senior environmental specialist responsible for evaluating and issuing individual and general permits, performing jurisdictional determinations, completing enforcement actions and serving as the Division Compliance Officer. 

Prior to joining the district, Sanderson worked for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP). He has over 17 years of regulatory experience across multiple state and federal agencies. 

Sanderson also serves as the mitigation team lead in addition to his new role. 

Sanderson holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology 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.

Anna Owens

Release no. 23-026