US Army Corps of Engineers
Los Angeles District

District lawyer earns national recognition

Published Sept. 10, 2015
Col. Kirk Gibbs, Los Angeles District commander, presents the Joseph W. Kimbel Award to Lillian Dampios Sept. 8 in Los Angeles. The award recognizes the lawyer who demonstrates the highest potential for future legal achievement within the Corps.

Col. Kirk Gibbs, Los Angeles District commander, presents the Joseph W. Kimbel Award to Lillian Dampios Sept. 8 in Los Angeles. The award recognizes the lawyer who demonstrates the highest potential for future legal achievement within the Corps.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs presented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Joseph W. Kimbel Award to Lillian Dampios during a Sept. 8 ceremony at the District headquarters here.

Dampios received the award for demonstrating the highest potential for future legal achievement within the Corps.

"Winning the award has been an incredible and very humbling experience," said Dampios. "I am honored to work alongside such a great team of lawyers within the District, the Region and in the Nation."

As the lead attorney on the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, she works closely with the District team on a number of water conservation and compatible use issues. Dampios has worked for the District since January 2009.

"Any success that I've had is largely attributable to the great mentors that I've been fortunate to work with," added Dampios.

The award citation further lauds her for symbolizing the continuing tradition of extraordinary professional potential and performance exemplified by "Judge" Joseph W. Kimbel.

Kimbel served with distinction in the Office of the Chief of Engineers for 43 years. He progressed to the position of Special Counsel to the Chief of Engineers in 1946 where he served until his retirement in 1956.