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1st Lt. David Sanchez
1st Lt. David Sanchez

1st Lt. David Sanchez

1st Lt. David Sanchez has been the Military Personnel Officer, Readiness and Contingency Operations Section, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, since March 16, 2015.

Sanchez, a Los Angeles, Calif., native, counts among his regular duties processing all service members’ administrative actions such as in-processing, out-processing, finance issues, financial and officer evaluation reports, slotting, manning, medical, dental, military awards, synchronizing all Southwestern Divisions events on the master calendar, assist operations during hurricanes, storms, floods, or any other natural disaster, and any other additional duties as assigned.

A first generation American, Sanchez’ parents emigrated from Mexico. He has been a member of the U.S. Army for seven years. He was inspired to become a Soldier in order to “to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves, to travel, and for the adventure.”

He graduated from R.L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Texas in 2007. He subsequently attended Texas Christian University, also in Fort Worth, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He is currently pursuing a master’s in Intelligence Studies with an emphasis in Intelligence Operations at the American Military University in Washington D.C.

Proud of his Hispanic roots, Sanchez enjoys having knowledge of different customs and traditions, knowing a second language, and enjoying different foods that may not be commonly known.

Sanchez enjoys weight lifting, running, reading, cooking out, and spending time with his family. He has a PitBull/Boxer mix dog named Rockie.

When talking about his USACE family he says, “The Corps has great people with warm hearts and personalities. Their sense of work ethic is radiating.”

 


Knowledge Management awards recognize excellence, trailblazing efforts in Southwestern Division

John Davis, Knowledge Management Representative for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recognized as the Outstanding Knowledge Management Professional of the Year by Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his commitment in advancing, advocating and implementing KM processing across SWD. The Division was also recognized as the Top Division/Center of the Year for its implementation of KM.
John Davis, Knowledge Management Representative for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recognized as the Outstanding Knowledge Management Professional of the Year by Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his commitment in advancing, advocating and implementing KM processing across SWD. The Division was also recognized as the Top Division/Center of the Year for its implementation of KM.

The Southwestern Division and its principal Knowledge Management Representative, John Davis, are the recipients of top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Knowledge Management awards for 2015.

Davis has been selected as the Outstanding Knowledge Management Professional of the Year and SWD the Top Division/Center of the Year for its implementation of KM, according to Corps officials. Cited for embedding KM in his daily workflow and encouraging knowledge sharing and learning, Davis was praised for a high level of commitment in advancing, advocating and implementing KM processing across SWD.

“Davis has shown exceptional collaboration across boundaries, networking, and mentoring abilities,” said Pete G. Perez, Director of Regional Business for the Southwestern Division. “His efforts have helped enable strong stakeholder relationships and improved cultural attitudes towards KM across USACE.”

The Southwestern Division award came for its role as an early adopter of KM, its excellence in the development and implementation of Discover SWD, the first USACE KM Business Case, and in advancing the Enterprise KM Program. Additionally, SWD’s impact to the Corps’ Knowledge Management has been substantial, demonstrating improvements in business processes, embedding knowledge sharing in the workflow, mapping and sharing knowledge for regional priorities in support of mission execution, thereby better serving both customers and stakeholders.

Through Discover SWD, employees are capable of sharing critical information and have means to share that information across the Division/District and the enterprise. Once employees are able to access new knowledge they can apply that knowledge to solve a problem, improve a process, or make a decision.

“Discover SWD provides the framework and environment for enhanced collaborations and connections,” said Perez. “Discover SWD is connecting people to people, people to content and gets the right information to the right people at
the right time.”

Brig. Gen. David C. Hill, SWD commander, added, “These awards are indicative of the trailblazing initiatives undertaken by John Davis and others within SWD. Knowledge Management is an integral part of our USACE Campaign Plan Goal 4, Prepare for Tomorrow, and supports SWD’s Regional Priorities. This well-deserved recognition will serve as an impetus to keep us on the KM trajectory for future success. Well done to Davis and the entire KM team!”