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Posted 8/29/2013

Release no. 13-095

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch.

Mallard will serve as chief of the permit section responsible for review, analysis, approval, disapproval, evaluation, and inspection of certain Corps projects and all applications for Department of the Army permits covered by general permits, and nationwide permits. She will also have oversight of the compliance program which reviews, analyzes, and evaluates public notices and permit documents issued by local, state and other federal agencies.  She will use her thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory methods, techniques and practices of the principles of biology, botany, soils, chemistry, geology and forestry.

Mallard joined the Corps in 2001 as a park ranger at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. After deploying to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina emergency operations in 2005, she accepted a position in the regulatory branch where she has served as an environmental specialist and senior environmental specialist for the past eight years.

A native of Caddo Gap, Arkansas, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Henderson State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in environmental soil and water science and in park and recreation management.  She is the daughter of the late James R. Fryar and Gracie G. Fryar of Caddo Gap, Arkansas.  She is married to Matthew Mallard of Enterprise, Mississippi and they share two sons and are members of First Baptist Church in Vicksburg.