PHOENIX — James A. Moye, a project engineer in the Roadrunner Resident Office at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office, received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Kevin Inada Memorial Employee of the Quarter Award for the second quarter in 2012.
“First I am honored and humbled,” Moye said. “I know that my fellow teammates are also working with the same commitment and tenacity they too are deserving of recognition. Like Larry Triphahn and Daryll Fust and I came to USACE from the same organization looking to get a fresh start. USACE has provided us with such an opportunity.”
In his position, Moye serves as a construction project engineer with contracting officer representative responsibility for all types of projects for the Tactical Infrastructure Program for Customs and Border Protection in support of the United States Border Patrol. During his seven years in the Los Angeles District, Moye has built new border fences; constructed several miles of border fence lighting; maintained and repaired fences as they were breached by cross-border violators; maintained roads; and cleared debris and vegetation caused by monsoon activity.
“With the advent of the new Comprehensive Tactical Infrastructure Maintenance and Repair Program that will be administered by CBP, the routine maintenance and repair programs will be handed over to CBP, as a whole new aspect of border security will begin,” he explained. “We are moving away from maintenance and repair and back into construction. What started out to be a one man operation has now grown into a six man team in which I am honored to be appointed as a team leader.”
Among the new projects on the horizon for Moye and his team are remote forward operating bases and remote video surveillance tower systems Other construction projects in support of the border patrol include; constructing of border patrol check points, improving through construction methods and procedures the access and drainage of two international underground storm water drainage tunnels.
The award he received also pays testament to the work Moye does for the District.
“His many achievements in managing the Los Angeles District’s diverse and complex Fence and Road maintenance contracts and countless Border Patrol Service projects during times of significant change and challenge are derived from his outstanding professional ability, noteworthy initiative and strategic vision,” it reads. “Under these outstanding circumstances he has demonstrated an outstanding ability to lead, mentor, and coach his staff while earning their utmost respect.”