Corps of Engineers recognizes excellence, honors national winners
Tambour Eller, deputy district engineer for programs and project management at Sacramento District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, smiles Aug. 1, 2019, as Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General, prepares to present her with the USACE Civilia... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff were honored on Aug. 1 at the organization's National Awards Ceremony. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and 54th Chief of Engineers, recognized over 50 award recipients, as well as participants in the Enterprise Emerging Leaders program, at the event held in USACE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The awards included the Lieutenant General Elvin R. "Vald" Heiberg III Engineer of the Year presented to Laureen Borochaner, Civilian of the Year presented to Tambour L. Eller, USACE Research of the Year presented to Dr. Katherine L. Brodie, and the Safety Award of Excellence presented to the Mississippi Valley Division's St. Paul District.

See below for a complete list of winners.

Lieutenant General Elvin R. "Vald" Heiberg III Engineer of the Year Award

Laureen Borochaner

Jacksonville District

Hard Hat of the Year Award

David Obermeyer

Alaska Division

USACE Project Delivery Team of the Year -- Excellence

Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center

Omaha District

USACE Program Manager of the Year Award

Jennifer R. Moore

Far East District

Safety Award of Excellence Award (District Category)

Mississippi Valley Division

St. Paul District

Exceptional Organization Safety Award (Brigade Category)

Rock Island District

Family Readiness Individual Award

Lisa Harrison

Wilmington District

Real Estate Professional of the Year

Enrique Godinez

Northwestern Division

USACE Contracting Manager of the Year Award

Robin Baldwin

Headquarters, USACE

USACE Researcher of the Year Award

Dr. Katherine L. Brodie

Engineer Research & Development Center

Natural Resource Management Employee of the Year Award

Derick S. Walker

Vicksburg District

Don Lawyer Award for Regulator of the Year

Daniel A. Krenz

Seattle District

George Wolfe Koonce Award for Outstanding Attorney of the Year

Jason Chester

Humphrey's Engineer Center Support Activity

Civilian Civil Responder of the Year

Joshua Kaufmann

Pittsburgh District

Lieutenant General John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award

Tambour Eller

Sacramento District

Administrative Contracting Officer of the Year (ACO)

Kyle Crass

Seattle District

Contract Specialist of the Year

Aleesha Butler

Savannah District

Construction Management Excellence Award

Francis (Genie) Wachter

Rock Island District

Cost Engineer of the Year Award

Dustin Sawyers

Huntington District

Dam Safety Professional of the Year

Wade Anderson

Tulsa District

Dam Safety Team of the Year

Jacksonville District

Memphis District

Rock Island District

Risk Management Center, Institution for Water Services

District of the Year (Contracting)

Nashville District

Chief of Engineers Equal Employment Opportunity Award

Tracy Baker

Huntington District

Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence (Interpreter of the Year)

Amber C. Tilton

Portland District

Human Resources Specialist of the Year

Rebecca Belcher

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Omaha District

USACE Innovation of the Year Award

"Induction Hot-Mix Asphalt (iHMA)" Team

Engineer Research and Development Center

USACE Innovation of the Year Award

"Bid Assist Website to Help Individuals Understand the Bidding Process" Team

Tulsa District

USACE Innovation of the Year Award

"Dam Safety Mandatory Modification Center of Expertise (DSMMCX) Communication Tool RiskComm" Team

Huntington District

USACE Innovation of the Year Award

Bay Restoration and Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)"

San Francisco District

USACE Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Benjamin Barrowes

Engineer Research and Development Center

Installation Support Professional of the Year Award

Jonathan Carr

Mobile District

Landscape Architect of the Year

Daniel P. Bock

Huntington District

Levee Safety Professional of the Year

Shane Cline

Portland District

Levee Safety Team of the Year

Risk Communication Team

New Orleans District

Chief of Engineers Operations and Maintenance Castle Award

Troy L. Metscher

Kansas City District

Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps Project

New Orleans District

Procurement Analyst of the Year

Lena Suzanne Wiggins

Little Rock District

Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) of the Year

Michael Orr

Fort Worth District

Project Delivery Team of the Year for Honor

Sturgis Decommissioning and Dismantlement Project

Baltimore District

Project Delivery Team of the Year for Merit

Missile Field #4

Alaska District

Project Manager of Year

Arianna F. Raymundo

Sacramento District

COE FY19 Safety Award of Honor -- District Category

Fort Worth District

COE FY19 Safety Special Recognition Award -- Individual Category

Dr. David Brancato

Louisville District

COE FY19 Safety Special Recognition Award -- Project Category

Mat Sinking Unit

Vicksburg District

Structural Engineer of the Year

Cameron P. Chasten

Philadelphia District

Sustainability Hero Award

Matthew Wise

Europe District

Team of the Year (Contracting)

Fuels Recurring Maintenance and Minor Repair

Task Force Military Ocean Terminal-Sunny Point

The Timothy Skeen Geotechnics Professional of the Year

William A. Rochford

Chicago District

Value Engineering Achievement Awards

Organization Category

Inland Navigation Design Center

Value Engineering Achievement Awards

Special Category

Pittsburgh District

Value Engineering Professional of the Year

Sean Dawson

Baltimore District

Value Engineering Rising Star Award

Marcelo Maier Corey White

Portland District Louisville District

Emerging Enterprise Leaders

Ildiko Reisenbigler, New York District

Jeffrey Smith, Rock Island District

Jacqueline Hunke, Army Geospatial Center

Patricia K. DiJoseph, Engineer Research and Development Center

Kevin Winters, Engineer Research and Development Center

Christine Moss, Huntsville Engineering and Support Center

Courtney Murphy, Huntsville Engineers and Support Center

Kim Edwards, Nashville District

Colin Smalley, Chicago District

Dana Rashun Ray, New Orleans District

Timothy Lauth, St. Louis District

Genet Tulu, Baltimore District

Christopher Veinotte, New England District

Gavin Jones, Walla Walla District

Marcus Ziemke, Walla Walla District

Lauren Oliver, Alaska District

Gabriel El-Swaify, Honolulu District

Christyn Figueroa, Jacksonville District

Sara Murphy, Savannah District

Chelsea Montoya, Albuquerque District

Margaret Engesser, Sacramento District

David Mackintosh, Galveston District

Michelle Horn, Tulsa District