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Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, center, speaks with other Corps employees while touring several project sites during a Sept. 9 to 10, 2015, visit to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
Gibbs reflects on time as leader of the Corps’ Los Angeles District
Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, center, speaks with other Corps employees while touring several project sites during a Sept. 9 to 10, 2015, visit to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
Dr. Emily Allen, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, California State University, Los Angeles, and Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, sign a partnering agreement July 5 in Los Angeles, California, to foster collaboration in a relationship that stresses the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as officials from the university and the Corps look on. The agreement also provides a road map to employment with the Corps through various programs, including the Pathways internship program.
Corps, Cal State LA partner for STEM
Dr. Emily Allen, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, California State University, Los Angeles, and Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, sign a partnering agreement July 5 in Los Angeles, California, to foster collaboration in a relationship that stresses the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as officials from the university and the Corps look on. The agreement also provides a road map to employment with the Corps through various programs, including the Pathways internship program.
David Silvertooth, study manager and Southern California Silver Jackets coordinator with the Water Resources Planning Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, speaks to more than 45 local, state and federal representatives about Flood Preparedness Week during a flood-risk tabletop exercise June 21 at the LA County Department of Public Works.
Corps of Engineers, LA County, state join forces for flood-risk exercise
David Silvertooth, study manager and Southern California Silver Jackets coordinator with the Water Resources Planning Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, speaks to more than 45 local, state and federal representatives about Flood Preparedness Week during a flood-risk tabletop exercise June 21 at the LA County Department of Public Works.
Travis Bone (right), archeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District speaks with a delegation from the Colorado River Indian Tribes May 31. The Corps hosted scoping meetings to solicit stakeholder and public comment on changes to the Alamo Dam Water Control Plan.
Corps hosts scoping meeting for proposed update to water control plan
Travis Bone (right), archeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District speaks with a delegation from the Colorado River Indian Tribes May 31. The Corps hosted scoping meetings to solicit stakeholder and public comment on changes to the Alamo Dam Water Control Plan.
Ed De Mesa, chief of the Planning Division for the LA District, talks about growing up as a child in the Philippines, immigrating to the U.S. as a young adult and joining the U.S. Air Force during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance May 22 at the District headquarters in downtown LA.
LA District planning chief, former immigrant grateful for opportunities
Ed De Mesa, chief of the Planning Division for the LA District, talks about growing up as a child in the Philippines, immigrating to the U.S. as a young adult and joining the U.S. Air Force during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance May 22 at the District headquarters in downtown LA.

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Barta becomes 62nd LA District commander

7/19/2018
After three years as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, Col. Kirk Gibbs relinquished duties to Col. Aaron Barta during a July 19 change of command ceremony. Barta, a native of Texas, became the 62nd commander of the LA District, during the event at Fort MacArthur’s Community Center in San Pedro.

Gibbs reflects on time as leader of the Corps’ Los Angeles District

7/18/2018
If there is any advice Col. Kirk Gibbs can give to his successor, it is this: Lead with honor and humility. As Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s 61st commander, prepares to relinquish command of the LA District July 19 to Col. Aaron Barta, he offered up some advice and reflected on the past three years as the leader of one of the largest Corps districts in the country.

Corps, Cal State LA agree to partner for STEM education and careers

7/6/2018
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District signed a partnering agreement with the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles July 5. The agreement promises to enhance opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, education and career paths.

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