Vicksburg, Miss……Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a three-month deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.
He was based at Camp Phoenix where he worked for the Kabul Area Office’s Northern District as a project engineer for construction of the Ministry of Interior Complex, an 88-acre complex that will be headquarters for Afghan National Police and Intelligence. His duties included contract compliance, submittal and modification review, and contractor coordination. Brady was awarded the NATO Medal, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.
“This deployment was by far the most rewarding thing I’ve done so far in my career with the Corps. I was very fortunate to work alongside the men and women of our armed forces as well as a very dedicated group of civilians and Afghans. The Corps is doing important work there, and the projects I was a part of will have a real impact on the future of Afghanistan,” Brady stated.
As a civil engineer in the construction services branch of the Engineering and Construction Division, he is heavily involved in numerous construction contract administration activities for projects throughout the District. Prior to deployment to Afghanistan, he served as a project engineer on the Lower Mississippi Riverfront Museum and Interpretive Center in Vicksburg.
Brady is a native of Hattiesburg and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Christy Swindle of McComb and they are the parents of four children.
The Corps supports the U. S. Army by deploying members of its civilian workforce who volunteer to support the Army’s mission worldwide. This civilian workforce provides a unique expertise to the fighting forces, including a reach-back capability that taps the expertise of the Corps of Engineers as a whole. The Corps continues to play a key role in defense operations and responds to natural disasters, both at home and abroad.
Release no. 13-112