Faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemistry took 16 Cadets from six departments including one international Cadet from Rwanda to spend time with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on their daily New York Harbor Inspection.
COL Tom Asbery, Commander of the USACE New York District, discussed the capabilities of USACE with a focus on maintaining our nation's waterways with the USMA Student Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). COL Asbery mentioned the strategic importance of the New York City harbor, current and future operations by USACE in support of New York City, and assignments in the Engineer Branch.
He also permitted a tour of their newly renovated facility at Caven Point, NJ and how the facility has been engineered to withstand a storm equivalent to Super Storm Sandy. Participation in this event aided to understanding opportunities within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Engineer Branch.