Robert Altmann, St. Paul District security technician
Robert Altmann, St. Paul District security technician (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, recently selected Woodbury, Minn. resident and St. Paul District security technician, Robert Altmann for its 2020

Lt. Col. Ronald C. Francis Best Antiterrorism Program Manager Award and its 2020 Antiterrorism Honor Roll.

Altmann was nominated for his work on the St. Paul District antiterrorism program during fiscal year 2020. With an area of responsibility that stretches over 240 miles of the Mississippi River and with 41 field sites scattered across five states, Altmann’s commitment to protect personnel and ensure the mission is not affected by terrorist threats has been extraordinary.

“Rob is an asset to the organization and is well-deserving of this recognition. His dedication to force protection and willingness to explore new protection methods are a credit to him and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Jeff Becker, St. Paul District chief of security and law enforcement and Altmann’s supervisor.

Under Altmann’s management, the St. Paul District’s antiterrorism program continually exceeded expectations. St. Paul District led the Mississippi Valley Division in the execution of antiterrorism exercises, completing 100% of required exercise of antiterrorism plans months before the division’s regional effort to accomplish this task. Altmann also used an automated system to track and record random antiterrorism measure execution as a best practice, which is being explored for use within the division.