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Posted 1/21/2009

Release no. 09-04


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MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 21, 2009 – Steve Barry is the new Readiness Branch Chief for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

He has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 21 years in various sections of the Memphis District as a Mechanical Engineer, Value Engineer, Information Management Office Engineer, Information Technology Specialist and most recently as a Customer Relations Manager.

In his new position Barry is responsible for supervising, coordinating and facilitating the Emergency management functions assigned to the District. These include leading a District-wide team in developing plans for responding to disasters and emergency conditions that may threaten specific areas within the district boundaries (flood control, floodway activation, earthquakes, power) and other contingencies requiring support to civil authority.

The 25,000-square-mile Memphis District encompasses portions of six states and is charged with keeping 355 miles of the Mississippi River open for commercial navigation. Its mission is to provide flood risk management, navigation, environmental stewardship, other authorized civil works, military programs support, and emergency operations within our area of responsibility, in order to benefit the region and the nation.