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11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Petroleum Club | 40th Floor
777 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas
$25.00 Full Buffet
$20.00 Young Members
$2.50 On-Site Parking
This month’s speaker and topic:
Programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, and annual joint meeting with the American Society of Civil Engineers
Presented by: Colonel Calvin C. Hudson II, Commander, Fort Worth District
Colonel Calvin Hudson, Commander of the Fort Worth District, will provide an overview of USACE programs.
The District’s Civil Works area of responsibility covers approximately 53 percent of the state of Texas and portions of 10 river basins from the Rio Grande River in the southwest to the Red River in the northeast. Civil Works missions include flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife mitigation, hydropower and environmental stewardship.
The District collaborates with numerous river authorities, federal, state and local governments, and resource agencies on water resource studies within the Trinity, San Antonio, Guadalupe, Nueces, Brazos, Sabine, Neches, Sulphur, Rio Grande and Colorado river basins. The issues addressed in these studies range from large, complex, multi-purpose basin-wide water resource problems to smaller, localized problems.
The Fort Worth District’s Military Branch is a dedicated and multi-disciplined supporting 16 Army and Air Force installations and other Military customers throughout New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas. The District currently, manages a robust design and construction MILCON and reimbursable program totaling of $6.2 billion. Through a dedicated workforce, the Fort Worth District successfully executed $4.4 billion in Base Realignment and Closure Program Projects. MILCON Transformation enabled the team to reduce construction duration by 30 percent, cost by 15 percent, attain Army sustainability goals, and exceed Small Business goals. The team continues to grow strong in its service to its customers. The District strives to improve processes and execution methods to maximize the quality of the facilities for Soldiers, Airmen, and their families.
Colonel Calvin C. Hudson II, took command of the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on 07 August 2015. Colonel Hudson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received his commission as an engineer officer upon graduation from Albany State University in 1994. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College (USAWC), Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Ranger School, as well as the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Course. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from USAWC.
Colonel Hudson has held a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout his career. His initial assignment was with the 2nd Infantry Division (Korea) from 1994 to 1995, where he served as a Line Platoon Leader in the 44th Engineer Battalion (Combat). From 1995-1998, he served as a Company Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer (Battle Captain), and Battalion Plans Officer for the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Calvary Division, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to assuming command of B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion (Light), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Colonel Hudson served as the Battalion Logistics (S-4) Officer and 2nd Brigade’s Engineer. After company command, Colonel Hudson was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the 25th Infantry Division Commander, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Upon redeploying from Afghanistan in 2004, he moved on to become the Executive Officer of the Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. After completion of the Command General Staff College, he was selected to serve as the Aide/Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In the fall of 2009, Colonel Hudson concluded 26 months as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), United States Army Corps of Engineers. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2009 – 2010 where he was the Branch Chief for Training and Support (Infrastructure), NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. Upon redeploying from Afghanistan, Colonel Hudson served as the Aide-de-Camp for the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Immediately following, Colonel Hudson served as the Battalion Commander for the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power). Upon completion of the United States Army War College Class, Colonel Hudson deployed to Afghanistan where he served as the ISAF/NATO Theater Engineer.
Colonel Hudson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.