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Daniel a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers with fellow Corp members helped us with the design of this tie.
George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate branch on March 16, 1802, and gave the engineers responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has built coastal fortifications, surveyed roads and canals, eliminated navigational hazards, explored and mapped the Western frontier, and constructed buildings and monuments in the Nation’s capital.
During the 19th century, Army Corps of Engineers supervised the construction of coastal fortifications and mapped much of the American West with the Corps of Topographical Engineers, which had a separate existence for 25 years (1838-1863). The Corps of Engineers also constructed lighthouses, helped develop jetties and piers for harbors, and carefully mapped the navigation channels.
In the 20th century, Army Corps of Engineers became the lead federal flood control agency and significantly expanded its civil works activities, providing hydroelectric energy and recreation areas. Its role in responding to natural disasters also grew dramatically.
Assigned the military construction mission in 1941, the Army Corps of Engineers built facilities at home and abroad to support the U.S. Army and Air Force. During the Cold War, Army engineers managed construction programs for America’s allies.
In addition, the Corps of Engineers also completed large construction programs for federal agencies such as NASA and the postal service. The Army Corps of Engineers also maintains a rigorous research and development program in support of its water resources, construction, and military activities.
In the late 1960s, the Army Corps of Engineers started extensive work on environmental preservation and restoration.
Army engineers have supported 9/11 recovery efforts and currently play an important international role in the rapidly evolving Global War on Terrorism, including reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.