ASCE’s Charleston Branch welcomes you back on Friday, September 8th, for an ASCE luncheon meeting. Presenting this month will be COL Benjamin A. Bennett with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The US Army Corps of Engineers is frequently called upon to assist with recovery operations after damaging hurricanes and national disasters. This presentation will cover the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ effort to FEMA Operations, as well as a focus on White House Priority and FEMA-funded Multi-USACE District Task Force in Puerto Rico. This program was required to restore and upgrade the power grid, and executed an emergency power program valued at over $1 Billion.
We will be meeting at the Riverview Room on The Citadel’s campus this month.
And as a reminder for in-person meetings, we ask you to keep the health and safety of yourself and others in mind.
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When: Friday, September 8, 2023
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Presentation
Where: Riverview Room
$15 – Public Sector
$25 – Members
$30 – Non-Members
PDH: 1 PDH to be received at the meeting
Presentation Topic: US Army Corps of Engineers Support to FEMA
COL Benjamin A. Bennett is a US Army Combat Engineer with over 26 years of service. He has served at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of the DOD and has multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He most recently completed an assignment as the Commander of the Wilmington District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. In this capacity he was responsible for leading an engineering organization responsible for a $2.5 Billion Civil Works and Military Construction portfolio in North Carolina and parts of Virginia. Additionally he selected by the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to lead a White House Priority and FEMA-funded Multi-USACE District Task Force in Puerto Rico responsible for executing an emergency power program valued at over $1 Billion. He is a 1997 graduate of The Citadel and holds several advanced degrees to include a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.