US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

Published Sept. 3, 2013
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Vicksburg, Miss … Robert Cory Winders (Cory), hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, Consequences, and Production Center (MMC), recently received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at the District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony.

Winders received the award for his exceptional performance as a hydraulic engineering national technical expert during the national implementation of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS). He successfully executed the Corps Water Management System in ten basins in the first year of its production.

At the District, he serves as the MMC’s CWMS project coordinator and provides technical review and oversight of the model implementation. He creates schedules, budgets, and staffing of modeling teams; mentors and leads CWMS team members and ensures timely completion of tasks within budget.

Winders began his career with the Corps in 2009 as a hydraulic engineer in the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A native of Olive Branch, he is a graduate of Olive Branch High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in civil engineering at Mississippi State University.

He is married to the former Jennifer Forrest and they are the parents of two children.


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Release no. 13-097