The Secretary of the Army has approved the selection of Mr. James C. Dalton to serve as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Civil Works.
Mr. Dalton assumed his duties effective 07 August 2016. In this capacity, he has the principal responsibility for executing a multi-billion dollar annual program involving thousands of dedicated USACE teammates and countless stakeholders. He also serves as the Chief of Engineers proponent to provide direction, guidance, and assistance across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on all matters related to the development and management of water resources infrastructure; protection, restoration and management of environmental resources; disaster response and recovery; and engineering and technical services. Mr. Dalton, who is an alum of North Carolina A & T's Architectural Engineering program, is the senior civilian within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The announcement from Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, the 54th Chief of Engineers stated: "Mr. Dalton has demonstrated UNPARALLELED dedication to our organization and the noble purpose we fulfill on behalf of the NATION. For nearly forty years, he has steadily risen through our ranks to the VERY TOP, amassing a wealth of EXPERIENCE, CREDENTIALS, and EXPERTISE along the way. Mr. Dalton represents the FINEST qualities of the public service ideal, and embodies one of the things I ADMIRE most about this organization - that our PEOPLE make us great, and in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing an engaged work experience full of meaningful CHALLENGES and OPPORTUNITIES. Mr. Dalton's advancement has as much to do with his record of PERFORMANCE as it has to do with his POTENTIAL to lead our Civil Works Program to new HEIGHTS, and the future is BRIGHT!"