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Donny Davidson is new Chief of Engineering and Construction Division

Published Oct. 21, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – Donny D. Davidson Jr. is the new Chief of Engineering and Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

Davidson, originally from Newbern, Tenn., has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 17 years. He brings a wealth of expertise to his new assignment and his past experience includes most recently, Chief, Construction Branch, Memphis District; Deputy Chief Construction Division, Far East District, Seoul, South Korea; Area Engineer, Caruthersville Area Office; and various other roles including Area Engineer, Acting Chief of Construction, and Deputy Chief Engineering and Construction, Transatlantic South District, Afghanistan. He also served at the Corps’ Nashville District as senior project engineer as well as Construction Team Leader for the New Orleans District following Hurricane Katrina.

In his new position, Davidson is responsible for executing the overall engineering and construction mission for the District.

The Memphis District covers remote and urban areas throughout the District's approximate 25,000 square miles in portions of each of six states adjacent to and along the Mississippi River above and below Memphis including Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Typical projects include design and construction or repair of levees and floodwalls, channels, harbors, pumping stations, articulated concrete mattress casting, bridges, buildings, dikes, revetments, and numerous miscellaneous construction and supply contracts.

Davidson graduated from the University of Memphis in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee. He has also attained Defense Acquisition University Level II Certifications in both Facilities Engineering and Contracting.

Jim Pogue

Release no. 14-011