Probably no other branch of service can boast a more impressive record of service to the country, both in war and peace, than the Engineers.
By John Budnik U. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District Slicing through the air, the rotor blades spin faster than the eye can see while attached to the body of the aircraft. The smell of exhaust permeates the air above the tarmac and a loud rhythm of dual engines penetrates the ear.
Systems — check; avionics — check; crew, passengers and mission equipment — check. Army Corps of Engineers — Alaska District has to offer. The air above Southcentral Alaska is where Maj.
Eric Marcellus and Capt.
In their civilian jobs, Marcellus serves as a civil engineer in the Construction-Operations Division and Weakland works as a civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Engineering Services Branch. If not for the guard and some sporting activities, they might not know each other.
These pilot engineers have a lot in common beyond their service to the Corps and the National Guard. Both share a passion for the sky that each has cultivated since childhood. After six years of active duty service, his first civilian job took him to the U.
Marcellus decided to join the guard. In order to train, he had to commute nearly miles round trip to Anchorage at least once a week. The logistics to fulfill his duties as a guardsman put a strain on his family, so his wife decided to do something about it.
Marcellus recollected the story of the Corps phoning him to schedule an interview for his current job. Nonetheless, Marcellus seized the opportunity to shift his engineering career closer to his guard duties. Weakland said he calls Anchorage, Alaska, home though he was raised in a military family and traveled extensively as a youth.
He started his career serving his country as well. Inhe enlisted in the Air Force as a general purpose vehicle mechanic and spent four years active duty at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
During these ventures Weakland pursued a civil engineering degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. A student internship with the Alaska District evolved into full-time employment. While with the Corps, he volunteered to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Electricity as a civil engineer in During the eight-month tour, inspecting schools, power plants and other buildings, Weakland said he became familiar with Baghdad from working in the area.
This new intimate knowledge would serve him well in the future, but from a different perspective.England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Road, Concord MA , Printed by the offset method on recyclable paper by .
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37, civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.
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