Vicksburg District inducts Hamby into Gallery of Distinguished Employees
September 28, 2012
VICKSBURG, Missâ€¦ At its recent Founder's Day Program, the Corps' Vicksburg District inducted one of its former team members, Clifton Hamby, into the prestigious Gallery of Distinguished Employees.
Clifton Charles Hamby, III ("C.C."), retired chief of the design branch of Engineering Division, was the 2012 inductee. His career spanned more than 35 years, with 34 of those years spent working in the Engineering Division.
His career began in 1972 as a civil design engineer at the Waterways Experiment Station. In 1973 he transferred to the structures section of Vicksburg District's design branch, Engineering Division. In 1983 he was selected to serve a dual assignment as assistant chief of the structures section and technical coordinator specialist for the Red River project. He served in this capacity until 1988 when he was promoted to chief of the navigation structures section. In 1992, he was selected assistant chief of the design branch and because of his technical expertise was voted the 1996 Society of American Military Engineers' Engineer of the Year. In 2003 Hamby was promoted to chief of design branch, a position he held until his retirement in 2007.
Throughout his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hamby was a valuable member of the Vicksburg District team. He exemplified the Army values in his approach to solving problems and in working with others on the District team. He was a role model and mentor to other engineers and continuously demonstrated his personal character, integrity, and leadership abilities throughout his career.
A native of Grenada, he earned his Bachelor's and Masters Degree's in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Bettie Sue West, and they are the parents of five children.