Faces of the Force: Mr. Chad Braun

Faces of the Force: Mr. Chad Braun

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville TITLE: Senior project engineer/civil engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 8 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level II in contracting; Level II in facilities engineering EDUCATION: B.S. in civil engineering, Tennessee Technological University AWARDS: Commanders Certificate of Appreciation, Emergency Management Debris Mission Subject Matter Expert; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Gen. Thomas Bostick Certificate of Appreciation Award for Excellence in Contract Administration; LRN Construction Management Excellence Award; Commanders Certificate of Appreciation, Emergency Management Debris Mission, Hurricane Katrina   Engineering skills dovetail with emergency management projects By Susan L. Follett It’s not often you hear someone say, “I have a passion for deploying […]

Engineering Connections

Engineering Connections

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers five lessons learned for building relationships with and between small businesses. by Ms. Crystal E. Teed At its core, running a successful small business program for a federal agency is about connecting people and business organizations that want to do business with each other. It makes sense for the government to contract with responsible small businesses. According to a study by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, the top predictors of a person’s ability to run a successful small business are four personality traits: work drive, emotional resilience, social networking and goal-setting. Each of those traits is conducive […]

Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

By Julia Bobick, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville   HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 15, 2014) — It’s been a learning process for the past few years to ensure every new Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project has what it needs from start to finish — from the first photovoltaic module installed to the last foot of cable that securely ties the system into the installation network. Part of the appropriated fund military construction program, known as MILCON, but funded separately by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Energy Conservation Investment Program, or ECIP, projects are designed to dramatically change energy consumption at an installation or joint base, implement […]