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Tulsa Employee Spotlight

Carr receives Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

Col. Christopher Hussin, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander presented Todd Carr with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service on July 12, 2018. Carr works in the Tulsa District Navigation section. His efforts enable operation and repairs of the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Navigation Chart Cover

The 445-mile Arkansas River Navigation Channel begins at the confluence of the White and Mississippi Rivers and proceeds one-half mile upstream on the White River to the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam.  From there the channel proceeds nine miles upstream on the White River to the man-made Arkansas Post Canal, and then nine miles through the canal to the Arkansas River.  The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System crosses the state of Arkansas into Oklahoma traversing the state until it reaches the confluence of the Arkansas and Verdigris River where the navigation channel follows the Verdigris River terminating fifty-one miles upstream at the Port of Catoosa, near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Why I work for the Corps

The Southwestern Division is a respected organization that develops and cares for our people while engineering solutions to our region’s toughest challenges.

Reaching our goals and delivering on our promises wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated workforce.

Each employee has his or her own reasons for becoming a civil servant and working for the Corps. Here are a few of them…

David Curry, Southwestern Division, Chief of Contracting

Jennifer Stewart, Tulsa District, Architect

Alan “Redbone” Best, Little Rock District, Towboat Captain

BJ Parkey, Tulsa District, Oologah Lake Project Manager

Julie Carey, Tulsa District, Environmental Specialist

Jerry Cotter, Fort Worth District, Chief of Water Resources

Rob Thomas, Galveston District, Chief of Engineering and Construction Division