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Corps of Engineers recognizes Maplewood, Minn., resident

Published March 17, 2014
David Rydeen was selected as one of three St. Paul District 2013 Civil Servants of the Year.

David Rydeen was selected as one of three St. Paul District 2013 Civil Servants of the Year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Maplewood, Minn., resident David Rydeen as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year this year.

The St. Paul District presents this award annually to the top three or four of its 700 employees. Rydeen, who's worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 38 years, is chief of the Geotechnical and Geology Section in the Design Branch at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Rydeen received this award in recognition of his outstanding leadership abilities. As chief of his section for the past 23 years, Rydeen has built a reputation for hands-on mentoring and leading by example. “He is highly supportive of developmental opportunities that will advance the technical capabilities of his staff and provide increasing future benefits to the nation,” said his supervisor Marsha Mose. “He is also a caring and compassionate supervisor who makes it his job to know his staff.”

Rydeen will receive his award at the 37th Annual Minnesota Federal Civil Servant of the Year Awards in St. Paul, Minn., May 2.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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