US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

District Announces New Chief for Dam and Levee Safety Production Center

Published Oct. 21, 2014
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…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Brad Arcement as chief of its Dam and Levee Safety Production Center of Engineering and Construction Division’s levee safety branch. In this position, Arcement is responsible for oversight of non-routine levee safety modification studies, engineering risk analysis, and serves as a technical expert on matters of levee safety.

Prior to this selection, Arcement served as lead geotechnical engineer for the Plaquemines Parish Project, as Mississippi Valley Division’s geotechnical regional technical specialist, and as chief of the analytical section of Engineering and Construction Division’s geotechnical branch.

His previous work experience included working for private consulting firms in Mississippi for 11 years as a geotechnical engineer.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Arcement is a graduate of Baton Rouge High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master’s Degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, National Society of Professional Engineers / Mississippi Engineering Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, and Deep Foundation Institute, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Mississippi.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Roxanna Martinez, and they are the parents of one son. 
Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Release no. 14-080