NOTE: See video here: http://bit.ly/j7VA4R

WIESBADEN, Germany " Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is part of the U.S. Army, the vast majority of its employees are civilians. Military officers lead the organization. Capt. Devin Pompa is one of the few military officers working for the Army Corps who is not in a leadership role. His tour here helps him learn the role of the organization, learn how it fits into the Army and is part of the Engineer Branch, and learn the tasks of a project engineer.

“I primarily oversee small renovation projects " interior, patching and painting, basically gutting a facility and be able to restore it to a facility that will better suit the needs of the present Army,” said Pompa, who is managing and overseeing construction contracts on the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

As a project engineer, Pompa spends much of his time on construction sites, serving as the main technical point of contact for the customer and liaising with the Army Corps’ project management staff. As a uniformed military officer, Capt. Pompa knows he will not be in this role for long. Soon, the Army will have another assignment for him where he will apply the knowledge he has learned in his career and lead engineer Soldiers.

The job of military officer is never boring. And neither are the people in it.

Meet Capt. Devin Pompa: http://bit.ly/j7VA4R

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