USACE awards Senator Carper with highest civilian honor

Delaware Senator Tom Carper, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, has received the Gold de Fleury Medal for his work to support the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Commanding General Scott Spellmon presented the award to Carper at a ceremony that included remarks from Corps officials, U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), and Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long.

The Corps selected Senator Carper for his leadership in addressing the nation’s water resources infrastructure needs.

In 2021, Carper led a bipartisan group of senators in securing $17.1 billion for the Army Civil Works program as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

That funding helps the Corps implement studies and projects, maintain existing infrastructure, and dredge channels in response to floods and coastal storms.

Under Carper’s leadership, the EPW Committee also drafted and passed the seventh consecutive biennial Water Resources Development Act in 2022.

Each year, the Corps awards the Gold de Fleury Medal to one individual outside the Army Engineer Regiment. As the Corps’ highest honor, the de Fleury Medal honors and recognizes individuals who have provided significant contributions to Army Engineering.