• March

    Far East District Activates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) held its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council on its Pyeongtaek compound on Feb. 26.
  • Far East District celebrates first Local National to complete DoD Financial Management certification

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – Kim KyongA, a Programs and Project Management Division (PPMD) program analyst for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED), was recognized by USACE Headquarters for her completion of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Level I certification program. She is the first Local National to complete this training, Corps and DoD-wide.
  • December

    9,000 Hours and an 18-Month Upgrade Prove Fruitful for the FED

    In 2019, the FED developed a comprehensive plan to identify and subsequently fortify its technological vulnerabilities. This ongoing plan of action spanned 18 months and has involved the onboarding of six new IMO specialists dedicated to the new endeavor.
  • Where Are They Now?

    Former Advancing Minorities in Engineering (AMIE) intern, Oluwaferanmi Olulana, was writing his last paper for the last project required to complete his undergraduate degree in civil engineering when I contacted him to inquire about his aspirations after his Far East District internship.
  • Stephen Brown: The FED’s Proactive Approach to Equal Employment Opportunity

    Stephen Brown, Far East District Equal Employment Opportunity Manager is a former Morse code operator for the US Air Force who discovered his love for taking care of others while serving as a first sergeant.
  • FED Takes Aim at Increased Diversity with AMIE Internship Program

    “Our District is looking for the industry’s finest graduates and top talent to help design and build our nation’s future by working with the US Army Corps of Engineers,” says Lt. Col. Dennis McGee, Deputy Commander Far East District.
  • November

    Safety Apprentice Hones Skills By Taking Over 775 Hours of Training in a Year

    Sometimes a job is created just for you. Such is the case for Gregory Pavelka. In fact, his entry into the FED was almost serendipitous.
  • Chris Caywood: To the Corps and Beyond

    After four and a half years with the Far East District, Design Branch Chief Chris Caywood is leaving the organization for a new position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • A Mother’s Guidance Results in Two Generations of FED Employment

    Success leaves clues and a long-term position with the Far East District gave Mihui Yun great career advice to share with her daughter Emily who discovered a profession in civil engineering by following some good advice from her mother, a 41-year employee of the FED Central Resident Office (CRO) in Osan.
  • October

    Michael Banks: From Cavalry Scout to Engineer and Project Manager

    Project managers (PMs) are vital to the work of the US Army Corps of Engineers. They are project catalysts who combine both customer and stakeholder expectations to ensure a project is completed on time and within budget. Michael Banks is one such Far East District Project Manager.