ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, talks about the challenges and opportunities the Corps of Engineers faces in the future during a town hall at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 1.
Bostick’s itinerary in St. Paul included receiving briefings on district activities, participating in a town hall session and meeting with district staff in the leadership development and emerging leader program. In Fargo, he received a tour of part of the Fargo/Moorhead project area and met with elected officials and city leaders from both communities, as well as leaders from Minot, North Dakota. Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, Mississippi Valley Division commander, and his staff also participated in the visit.
Capt. Dwight Howell, project management and quality manager, served as the district’s team lead for planning the commanding general’s visit. He said the team began preparing for the visit a few months prior and covered everything from travel to talking points. He said, "I think the visit was well executed, and I cannot express enough thanks to the team that brought it all together.
"I believe Lt. Gen. Bostick left the district with an appreciation for the challenges we face and the opportunities that presents itself for the future. We expanded his knowledge on several projects that provides him with the requisite knowledge and skills to advocate on our behalf," he continued. "Most importantly, Lt. Gen. Bostick left knowing the passion we have at [the St. Paul District] and the importance of our workforce.