Home > Media > News Releases

Bookmark and Share Email Print

Posted 11/8/2017

Release no. 17-016


Contact
Jim Pogue
901-544-4109
james.t.pogue@usace.army.mil

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 8, 2017 – Daimon McNew is the new Area Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District’s Caruthersville, Mo. Area Office.

McNew has worked for the Corps of Engineers for 17 years. He served his first seven years as a commissioned officer in several leadership, instructor, and staff positions in various locations including Fort Rucker, Ala., Fort Leonard Wood Mo., Fort Riley, Kan., Kuwait, and Iraq.  Most recently he served as a construction manager and a project engineer in the Corps’ New Orleans District, supporting Hurricane Katrina recovery and the construction of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System for the Greater New Orleans area.

In his new position, McNew is responsible for inspection of contract construction and maintenance of flood control projects in a large geographical area of the District including portions of five states (Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee). This area of the District consists of approximately 10,000 square miles with 600 miles of levees, part of the Mississippi and other rivers and tributary streams.

The Caruthersville Area Office provides supervision, administration, and inspection of all construction, relocation, and hired labor contracts of the portion of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Ill. through Osceola, Ark.; and portions of the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, within the boundaries of the Memphis District. This office performs quality assurance inspections to ensure compliance with the quality defined by the contract plans and specifications.

-30-