Vicksburg, Miss –The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District presented the prestigious Ranger of the Year Award to Jamie Richmond. Jamie is a ranger at Arkabutla Lake in North Mississippi. The award is presented for outstanding service and support to the Vicksburg District and the lakes and recognizes the Corps ranger who exemplifies the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
Jamie is a native of Dexter, Missouri, and began her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Louis District in 1997 as a recreational assistant at Wappapello Lake. She entered into the student cooperative education program in 1998 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Southeast Missouri State in 2001. She became a Corps ranger at Arkabutla Lake in 2002.
She is the daughter of Jimmie and Marianna Burge of Dexter, Missouri. Jamie and her husband, Jeff, reside in Hernando, Mississippi.
The Mississippi lakes not only provide flood risk reduction, but also contribute approximately $128 million into the local economy with approximately 484,000 visitors each year. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. For more information visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Release no. 13-060