VICKSBURG, Miss….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District team member Michael Sorrells, a civil engineer with the Engineering and Construction Division, was recently selected as chief of the water control management section.

As chief of the section, Sorrells will be responsible for leading the water control team in accomplishing the water control activities of the District. He has served as a team leader in the Vicksburg District's Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Center with responsibility for leading engineers from five other districts in completing dam failure analysis. He also served a six-month tour as a project engineer at Camp Adder, Iraq.

Sorrells began his career with the District in 2003 as a student aide in the hydraulics branch, and after graduating from college he became a civil engineer working in hydraulics in 2007.

He earned his Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi

He is the son of Darrell and Barbara Sorrells of Pattison.