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District Commander Col. Rhett A. Blackmon and Deputy District Engineer Byron Williams identified more than 100 “Champions of the Texas Coast” for the duration of the Fiscal 12 months 2023 To start with Quarter Awards Ceremony, December 1, 2022, at the Jadwin Developing and practically by way of WebEx. 

The ceremony acknowledged staff members for their sizeable specific achievements and team achievements.

A number of District workforce received the commander’s coin for their stand-out attempts during the fourth quarter. Honoring an individual with a commander’s coin is a way for the district commander to present their appreciation for a phenomenal position, on the place. More than just a ‘thank you’ or a pat on the again, the commander’s coin is some thing tangible to try to remember the situation. Recognized have been:

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  • The Regulatory Division’s guidebook crew: Andria Davis Kara Vick and Tasha Metz. The group designed a guidebook repository to train upcoming District regulators.
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  • The Evaluation Branch’s senior regulators: Elizabeth Shelton Tasha Metz, Brian Bader Sterling Adams and Cecilia Askins. The senior regulators went earlier mentioned and outside of to assist onboard new users to the regulatory group.
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  • Angela Trant, for managing everyday e-mail queries to the Regulatory Division.
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  • Bradley Dawe, for completing an alleged unauthorized action investigation.
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  • Diana L. Ray, for completing jurisdictional determinations for the Texas Department of Transportation.
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  • Jackie Seaman, for her assist as a mechanical engineer on the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station.
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  • Jacob Garrett, for his perform as a hydraulic engineer in the Coastal Engineering Portion.
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  • John Davidson, for his efforts as department main.
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  • Kristi McMillan, for her perform as selecting supervisor in the Regulatory Division.
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  • Kristie Wood, for her perform as a venture supervisor and endangered species professional in the Regulatory Division.
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  • Kristin M. McKnight, for finishing 102 alleged unauthorized exercise investigations.
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  • Michael E. Ritz, for his attempts as a hydraulic engineer on the Coastal Engineering Portion.
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  • Ronnie D. Baker, for his help as a design task scheduler at the Corpus Christi Resident Place of work.
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Blackmon and Williams then awarded various staff members with a certificate of appreciation for their endeavours in preparing and executing numerous general public open homes for the Port Arthur and Orange County jobs. They have been:

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  • Alex Knoll
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  • Alexis Bragg
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  • Carlos Encinas
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  • Charles Lord
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  • Cris Michalsky
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  • Darrell Neal
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  • Elizabeth Kerr
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  • Gregory Bertoglio
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  • Heather Moffat
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  • Jennifer Morgan
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  • Jonathan Marshall
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  • Keith Howard
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  • Kenneth Pablo
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  • Kristin Shivers
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  • Zachary Hinojosa
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Blackmon gave an “On-the-Spot” award to Strategic Outreach Specialist Bobby Petty for his outstanding attempts in the Mega Projects Division. 

Various Champions acquired some time off for their efforts and assistance in a collection of open up homes for the Port Arthur and Orange County jobs:

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  • Toniette Addison
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  • Garrett Sullivan
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  • Rick Villagomez
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  • Dr. Kelly Burks-Cope
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10 Champions gained a Certificate of Accomplishment:

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  • Alexis Bragg, for her contributions as a civil engineer for the Hurricane Flood Threat Management Style and design Department.
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  • Fernando Miranda, for his contributions as a building supervisor in the Construction Management Support Segment.
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  • Gregory Bertoglio, for his contributions to the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Orange County Coastal Storm Resiliency Administration venture.
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  • Jarod C. Jantz, for his contributions as a development manager in the Building Administration Assistance Segment.
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  • Joe W. Pollard, for his help of the Society of American Armed service Engineers’ Compact Business enterprise Conference.
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  • Jose J. Nazario-Salas, for his contributions as a design supervisor in the Design Management Aid Area.
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  • Jose L. Medina-Ramirez, for his contributions as a design supervisor in the Construction Administration Guidance Portion.
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  • Dr. Mohammad S. Islam, for his contributions as a subject matter make a difference expert in the Coastal Engineering Part.
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  • Tiffiny L. Mims, for her meritorious civilian services in help of the Resource Management Division.
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  • Zachary Hinojosa, for his continued motivation and perseverance to the S2G Port Arthur job.
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Blackmon awarded numerous Champions with the Military Civilian Support Commendation Medal for their commendable services and famous records of honorary provider:

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  • Latonia L. Hulse, for her 27 several years of active-responsibility company in the U.S. Air Power and 11 decades of provider as a Division of Defense civilian staff.
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  • Teresa A. McFetridge, for her achievement as a funds officer for the Resource Administration Division.
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  • Charles R. Wheeler, for his commendable company as the venture supervisor for the S2G Port Arthur job and his experience during vital open residence engagements.
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  • Sheila A. McCarthy, for her commendable services as the job manager for the S2G Orange County challenge and her skills during important open up dwelling engagements.
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The District Commander then named everybody to notice as he awarded the Military Commendation Medal to Capt. Macauley J. Hoyt. Hoyt acquired the medal for his meritorious support as a venture supervisor for the S2G Coastal Storm Threat Administration System.

“Capt. Hoyt’s leadership and achievements on the Port Arthur Task and Mega Initiatives Division were being critical to preserving the Texas coastal people,” the award quotation read through.

The district’s “Heroes of the Week” for the quarter have been also acknowledged:

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  • Maria Rodriguez, for the week of September 30.
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  • Antoinette Fonseca, for the 7 days of October 14.
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  • Regulatory Division’s Analysis Branch Workforce: Andria Davis and Marie Taylor, for the 7 days of November 4.
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  • Mathilda Montgomery, for the week of November 18.
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The District also recognized employees who have achieved profession milestones with duration of service certificates. The certificate is applied to understand federal civilian company in 5-12 months increments.

Recognizing 5 several years of company were being:

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  • Frederick L. Fenner
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  • Lionel C. Martin
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  • Paul Rodriguez
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  • Jon P. Stacy
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  • Tau B. Ly
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Recognizing 10 many years of support ended up:

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  • Kenneth Darko-Kagya
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  • Jeremy S. Babb
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  • Kelley McDade
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  • Luke V. Stevens
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  • Michael F. Prymula
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  • David P. Paschall
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  • Ronald A. Thoman
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  • Wayne C. Fitzpatrick
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Recognizing 15 years of assistance had been:

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  • Harmon Brown III
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  • Garret Sullivan
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  • Joel E. Evans
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  • Jose L. Lugomartinez
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  • Kristin Shivers
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Recognizing 20 several years of assistance had been:

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  • Clark Bartree
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  • Kecha N. Bray-Coleman
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  • Tiffiny L. Mims
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Recognizing 25 several years of assistance ended up:

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  • Tracey A. Gardner
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  • Kimberly E. Roberts-Strouds
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  • Paul A. Petty
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Recognizing 30 years of support have been:

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  • Michael E. Braden
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  • Carlos Hidalgo Jr.
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  • Carol W. Hodges
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Recognizing 35 a long time of provider was Tina Ybarra.

Recognizing 40 several years or company was David P. Orr.