The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District recently selected Derrick Smith to be the new Chief of the Project Management Branch.
Highlights from Smith’s many years of service and achievements make clear how he earned this respectable position.
Smith has over 29 years of experience in the Corps and 16 years as the Mississippi River and Tributaries Channel Improvement Program Senior Project Manager. Smith also has an impeccable record in milestone and funding execution as a Project Manager.
He began his career in River Engineering with the Engineering and Construction Division in 1991 and has served as the Programs Management Chief since 2016.
Over the last four years, Smith has guided the Memphis District in two of the most extensive programs in Memphis District history. He has built a strong reputation for this district as a top performer in executing its program each year.
In his new position as Project Management Chief, Smith will lead and supervise district project managers, overseeing the scheduling, budgeting, programming, and execution of district projects.
Smith’s strategic vision, energy, expertise, and work ethic will play a critical role within the Project Management Branch and the district as a whole while it moves forward with delivering its program as a world-class organization.
Congratulations to Derrick Smith and his family on his selection as Project Management Branch Chief!
Release no. 21-021