Former Corps of Engineers Chief honored with national civil engineering award

The American Society of Civil Engineers and ASFE/The Best People on Earth have awarded the inaugural Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award to retired Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, P.E., former chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and project director of Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals’ Sabine Pass LNG Project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

The award recognizes an engineer practitioner’s incident-specific or career-long application of ethics in a leadership role. Strock received the award Saturday, Nov. 3 at the business meeting held during ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The award honors Strock for his dedication to learning the truth about why the hurricane protection system in New Orleans failed during Hurricane Katrina, and his commitment to sharing all lessons learned with the profession, industry and public.