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Lindstrom resident recognized by Corps of Engineers

Published Dec. 23, 2019
evin Baumgard receives an award

Kevin Baumgard, St. Paul District operations division chief, left, is presented with the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal by St. Paul District Commander Col. Karl Jansen during a ceremony at the district's headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 19.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded Lindstrom, Minnesota,

resident Kevin Baumgard the highly prestigious Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 19.

Baumgard received the award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, service and contributions to the Corps’ missions. “I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Baumgard said of his recognition.

Baumgard was commended for his exceptional leadership to the district, the region, state and local government officials, U.S. Congress and leaders of Native American tribes. “Kevin is an incredible leader of character whose professionalism and service reflect great credit upon him, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Army,” said St. Paul District Commander Col. Karl Jansen.

Baumgard joined the Corps in 2001 and currently serves as St. Paul District operations division chief. As chief, he manages all district operations and regulatory permitting programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This includes operating and maintaining the 13 locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River, maintaining the 9-foot navigation channel, and operating 16 recreational areas throughout the district. Baumgard will retire at the end of December after 35 years with the federal government.  

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