NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2013) – Charlie Bryan, a supervisory navigation facilities specialist, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for October 2012.
Bryan was selected for this award from his vast knowledge, leadership and efforts while leading a team that exchanged major hydraulic components on a dewatering project at Cheatham Lock in October and November 2012.
Bryan began his career at the district in 1981 and is also the district diving coordinator and oversees the diving program. This award is the direct culmination of the effort Bryan has been leading since these components at the lock were identified for replacement after the 2010 Flood.
“I love working with everybody at the Cumberland River Operations center, the Tennessee Operations center and the Plant Section team,” said Bryan. “They are true professionals and I appreciate that.”
He added it’s the personnel working with him every day that makes him successful in providing great service, keeping the locks and dams running and meeting maintenance deadlines.
Bryan has been with the Corps Bryan was responsible for coordinating work with the CROC, TROC, Maintenance and Plant Section Personnel, as well as personnel from other district projects, the Locks and Dams to overcome installation issues.
According to Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, Nashville District commander, Bryan’s resourcefulness, work ethic, superb maintenance skills and commitment to the Nashville District’s mission makes him an outstanding employee.
Bryan guided the team as they developed and executed the installed new culvert valves, hydraulic cylinders and bases, control piping and wiring, and the pumping units for the first three corners of the lock. According to his award, Bryan’s successes will be a study guide of lessons learned used to facilitate the installation of the equipment on the upper land corner and to plan and execute hydraulic and control upgrades at the district’s navigation locks for future fixes.
“Charlie’s initiative and commitment to our district mission make him an outstanding employee,” said DeLapp. “He is a role model employee whose “can do” attitude is an example for others to emulate. His professionalism, dedication to mission execution, and superior performance is a credit to the Nashville District, the region, and the Corps of Engineers.”
Bryan is married to Tammy and they have two young adult boys, Josh and Cody. During his free time Bryan loves farming which includes raising draft and quarter horses, and taking care of his cattle. He said he also loves working outdoors and hopes.
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