Edwin C. Bankston
District Counsel, Office of Counsel
1988 – 2008
Ed Bankston served the Army Corps of Engineers for 22 years, 19 of those as St. Paul’s District Counsel from August 1988 through January 2008. Among his many accomplishments, Ed revitalized the district’s regulatory enforcement program, helping develop it into one of the most envied in the Corps. A widely respected expert in the Corps’ civil works programs, he was routinely consulted on matters of nationwide significance, particularly in the area of Native American treaty rights. In both word and deed, Ed was a model of the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage, which was recognized by the award of the Corps’ prestigious Bert P. Pettinato “Pride in Public Service” Award in 2005. During his career, Ed’s knowledge, skill and dedication to duty made him an invaluable asset to the Corps.