FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District employee received the Corps’ top resource management award during a ceremony at the Quarterly Resource Managers Conference today in Fort Worth.
Robert Geiger, the district’s RM chief received the Resource Manager of the Year award based on his resource management plan that create a balanced workforce-to-workload ratio based on projected reductions in the district’s future workload.
“I am extremely honored and humbled by my selection as RM manager of the year because there are many deserving and hardworking RMs within the USACE community,” said Fort Worth District resource management chief, Robert Geiger.
The district’s RM chief was selected from approximately 50 districts and centers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for this annual award.
“A critical piece in the plan was to make the right reductions in the right places, at the right time so there would be no degradation in the functionality of each of the component divisions and support staff,” said Fort Worth District commander, Col. Calvin C. Hudson, II.
In less than a ten year span, the Fort Worth District program surged from between $600-800 million to $3.3 billion, then returned to $1.2 billion; while the district’s full time employees ranged from approximately 1,200 to its current strength of just over 1,000 employees. During that timeframe, the district was affected by shifting missions, significant organizational changes, and geographical adjustments to construction field staffing.
“With many projects coming to a close, it was imperative that the district reorganized itself to seamlessly transition from the robust workforce to one that was much leaner, without losing any of its current capabilities.
Developing and implementing a strategy to adjust to changing mission requirements was key to the district’s successful transition during that critical timeframe, added Hudson.”
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.