The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) mission is to “Provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters” and its vision reflects it as “A GREAT engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation’s engineering challenges.”
U.S. Army corps of Engineers: BUILDING STRONG Serving the Nation and the Armed Forces is a USACE-approved publication that is produced to provide key details on the major programs and future initiatives the Corps undertakes. The publication combines interviews with USACE leadership, such as the commander and chief of engineers, the director of Military Programs, and the director of Civil Works, with content that is provided by Army Corps personnel, military, engineering, and environmental specialists and technology experts.
Editorial content is designed to communicate USACE’s current projects and programs and plans for the future. In addition to being targeted at decision-makers throughout the defense, engineering, and environmental industries, the publication is also written for policy-makers on Capitol Hill to get an instant snapshot of the Corps’ purpose. Chapters cover design and construction management support of military facilities; partnerships with other federal and international agencies; research in key areas such as mapping and terrain analysis; structural engineering; cold regions and ice engineering; environmental quality; high-performance computing; invasive species management; and information technology.