U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, welcomes awardees to the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tammy Frauenshuh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, receives the Chief of Engineers Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Daniel Killip, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, receives the Installation Support Professional of the Year Award during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Andrew Lee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, receives the Outstanding Logistician of the Year Award during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Dr. Martin Page, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, receives the USACE Researcher of the Year Award during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Erik Blechinger, Deputy District Engineer for Programs, Projects, and Planning Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, receives the Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sue Englehart, former director of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Human Resources, is inducted into the USACE Headquarters Gallery of Distinguished Civilians during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Diane Rivera Estella) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lloyd Caldwell, former director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is inducted into the USACE Headquarters Gallery of Distinguished Civilians during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Sarah Steffens) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates excellence during 2023 national awards ceremony
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sue Englehart, former director of Human Resources for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is inducted into the USACE Headquarters Gallery of Distinguished Civilians during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Sarah Steffens) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lloyd Caldwell, former director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Sue Englehart, former director of USACE Human Resources, are inducted into the USACE Headquarters Gallery of Distinguished Civilians during the 2023 USACE National Awards Ceremony, Nov. 29, in Washington, D.C. More than twenty awards were presented during the ceremony, recognizing excellence in various facets of the Corps’ wide-ranging mission. (Photo Credit: Sarah Steffens) VIEW ORIGINAL

WASHINGTON — Professionals from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments during an annual national awards ceremony, Nov. 29, at USACE Headquarters.

“I just want to say thank you for everything you do each and every day,” said Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “There is no more important asset in the Army Corps of Engineers than our people.”

Spellmon went on to discuss USACE accomplishments in the past year and recounted a recent White House meeting he attended, where the President thanked USACE for the great work and unique value the Corps provides to the nation. “That’s thanks to all the incredible work (our USACE teammates) do out in the field every day,” Spellmon said.

More than 20 awards were presented during the ceremony. They included Safety Awards of Excellence presented to Albuquerque District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award presented to Erik Blechinger, Deputy District Engineer for Programs, Projects, and Planning Management for the Savannah District.

The ceremony concluded with an induction ceremony for two new members of the Headquarters Gallery of Distinguished Civilians – Lloyd Caldwell, former director of Military Programs, and Sue Englehart, former director of Human Resources.

See below for a complete list of this year's winners.

Construction Management Excellence Award

Nolan B. Eusebio, Jacksonville District

Cost Engineer of the Year

Allan D. Annaert, Mobile District

USACE Project Delivery Team of the Year - Excellence

Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project, Sacramento District

USACE Program Manager of the Year

Joseph Zaraszczak, Middle East District

Chief of Engineers Operations and Maintenance Castle Award

Capt. Brian Ragsdale, St. Louis District

Chief of Engineers Natural Resources Management Employee of the Year

Deryck Rodgers, Rock Island District

Chief of Engineers Don Lawyer Award Regulator of the Year

Jessica Cordwell, Jacksonville District

Chief of Engineers Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence

Tammy Frauenshuh, St. Paul District

Planning Achievement Award – Excellence

South Atlantic Coastal Study

USACE Installation Support Professional of the Year

Daniel Killip, Sacramento District

USACE Installation Stakeholder Professional of the Year

Laura Peters, Omaha District

Advancing Environmental Justice

Diane Perkins, Charleston District

Public Affairs Officer of the Year

Eileen Williamson, Northwestern Division

Chief of Engineers Safety Award of Excellence –

 District Category

Albuquerque District, South Pacific Division

Chief of Engineers Safety Award of Excellence –

 Division Category

U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (HNC)

USACE Critical Incident Stress Management Peer Supporter of the Year

Recipient(s): Philip Tilly, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (Eastern Region) and Lyndy Black, Fort Worth District (Western Region)

Excellence in Contracting Awards Program –

 Administrative Contracting Officer of the Year

Richard Mock, Savannah District

Excellence in Contracting Awards Program –

 Procuring Contracting Officer of the Year Award

Patricia Morrow, Baltimore District

Cyber Security Professional of the Year

Hannah Theisen, Engineer Research and Development Center

Outstanding Logistician of the Year

Andrew Lee, Alaska District

USACE Innovator of the Year

Gregory Curry, Little Rock District

and Amy Rainer, Engineer Research and Development Center

USACE Researcher of the Year

Martin Page, Engineer Research and Development Center

Lester Edelman Award for Legal Manager of the Year

Scott Murphy, USACE Headquarters

George Wolf Koonce Award for Attorney of the Year

Cara Mroczek, Middle East District

LTG John W. Morris Civilian of the Year

Erik Blechinger, Savannah District

Distinguished Civilian Award

Recipient(s): Sue Englehart and Lloyd Caldwell