US Army Corps of Engineers
Memphis District

Chrisco takes Director Safety Award

Published Nov. 5, 2019
Updated: Nov. 5, 2019
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IN THE PHOTO, Memphis District Commander Col. Zachary Miller presents Physical Support Branch Marine Facilities Specialist Chad Chrisco the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Safety Award, Nov. 4, in recognition of his efforts during Ensley Engineer Yard string-out barge replacement operations. (USACE photo by Jessica Haas)

Physical Support Branch Marine Facilities Specialist Chad Chrisco was recently awarded the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Safety Award for his efforts during Ensley Engineer Yard string-out barge replacement operations.

The citation reads in part, “For seven weeks Chad led a team of 40 personnel, consisting of 17 different specialties, working over 2,700 team-hours in inhospitable river conditions facing serious hazards to an accident free operation. Mr. Chrisco’s team safety approach, demonstrated on-site leadership, and continuous improvement mindset saved the government $200,000 dollars from salvage contracts, production down time, and potential injuries.”

Continuing to praise his flexibility, team empowerment, and strong commitment to safety, the citation also reads Chrisco’s actions are, “representative of the best operations performed by the Memphis District. Mr. Chrisco’s accomplishments reflect great credit upon the U.S. government, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Congratulations and well-deserved, Chad!