US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Medals/Awards at Annual Founder’s Day

Published Sept. 4, 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… Dennis Ward, a contract representative at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office, recently received a Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the NATO-5 Medal at the Vicksburg District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony.

Ward received the medals and Commander’s Award for his support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as a construction representative in support of construction efforts and execution of more than 28 projects totaling $360 million for the Afghanistan National Security Forces Program.

He began his career with the Vicksburg District in 2002 as a contract representative with the Sardis Lake Field Office.

Ward, a native of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, is a graduate of West High School, Excelsior Springs, and completed electrical technology training with the U.S. Air Force while he was on active duty from 1983-1992.

He is married to Mercedes Ward and they are the parents of a daughter. He is the son of Ella Jean Ward and the late J.R. Ward of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.


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

Release no. 13-098