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Lifetime Spent Instilling Innovation Worldwide Recognized
March 14, 2008

Improving quality of life worldwide through innovative leadership has been the focus of retired Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, P.E. A project director with Bechtel Corporation and former chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mr. Strock was recently selected to receive the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Civil Engineering Forum for Innovation (CEFI). The award, which recognizes an individual in the design and construction industry who has helped to increase industry participation in research and in efforts to bring innovations into practice, will be presented on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, during ASCE’s annual OPAL Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

As project director with Bechtel Corporation, Mr. Strock oversees the Sabine Pass Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Cameron Parish, La. Prior to joining Bechtel, he served in the U.S. Army for more than 36 years, retiring in 2007 as the chief of engineers and commanding general of the USACE. His previous USACE assignments included director of civil works and director of military programs.

Among his numerous military awards and decorations, Mr. Strock received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Army Distinguished Service medals, two Legions of Merit and two Bronze Star medals. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and Mississippi State University, respectively.

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