Congratulations Mike Malsom, planning division on completing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates Program. Deputy Commanding Major General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson and Senior Executive Service member Theodore A. (Tab) Brown awarded Malsom with a certificate of completion at USACE Headquarters in Washington on Aug. 30.
The PA Program is a year-long advanced leadership and technical training opportunity in water resources planning offered by USACE since 1962. The goals of the PA Program are to strengthen leadership talent and broaden planners’ competency in solving complex water resource challenges. The Program curriculum is rich in team building, leadership and experiential training. Participants spend four weeks in Washington for a District of Columbia experience.
Each PA participant presented a Critical Think Piece (CTP) The CTP explored an issue of particular interest to them and importance to the Planning Community. Malsom’s CTP was titled ‘Dredged Material Beneficial Use and Meeting SMART Planning Timelines and Milestones.’
Malsom was in a class of eight USACE Planners selected nationwide to participate in this challenging program.
To participant in the PA program please check with your division/district/center planning chief during the summer of each year to submit application. Each class convenes in the month of October with orientation and approximately 20 weeks of rigorous civil works training.