Steve Rogers

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Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Tupelo Native to Head Corps’ Levee Unit

Vroman

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Noah Vroman as the new levee safety branch chief of the Dam and Levee Safety Modifications Production Center. As the Levee Safety Branch chief, Vroman will function as the regional authoritative source of theoretical expertise and practical knowledge in the subject matter areas of levee safety, engineering risk analysis and public works infrastructure safety.

Vroman began his career at the Vicksburg District as a civil engineer in the geotechnical branch in 2003. He has served as a research geotechnical engineer, dam safety program manager and as the chief of the investigation and inspection section. He also served on the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET) and the Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection Project following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and received the Superior Civilian Award in 2007.

Vroman grew up in Tupelo and graduated from Tupelo High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Mississippi.

Vroman is married to the former Ashley Wages from Pontotoc County and they have three children.

The Mississippi Valley Division and the Vicksburg District serve the nation by providing emergency response to natural disasters and emergency support to other agencies, particularly the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Vicksburg District has the responsibility for providing federal debris removal expertise in the State of Mississippi, or any location, when tasked by Headquarters, USACE and for providing technical expertise in examining and offering engineer solutions for problems with critical infrastructure. To learn more about the Vicksburg District, visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil .