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Topic: History of the Corps of Engineers: The US Army Builds a Nation
Speaker: Rocky Rockwell
From the beginning of the Revolutionary War, US Army Engineers have been here to win our nation's wars. Thomas Jefferson's vision was to keep military engineers together, trained and useful during peace times by building the infrastructure for our new nation - military engaged in his vision of Civil Engineering. Today, the US Army Corps is a hybrid of military soldiers and civilian employees working together. Between then and now is the history of building a nation.
Rocky Rockwell, Operations Project Manager of Philpott Lake has spent 35 years telling different parts of that story from sea to shining sea. Come listen as he puts it all together in one 40-minute lecture and shows how Philpott Lake fits into that history.
Free to the public. Call Steve Keyser to register at 276-403-5612.