TRIBUTE TO COLONEL EDWARD CHAMBERLAYNE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 117
(Senate - July 12, 2018)

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 Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize the 
service and achievements of COL Edward P. Chamberlayne upon his 
retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  Colonel Chamberlayne has been a valued member of the Army Corps for 
the past 25 years. He has served with distinction from Germany to 
Afghanistan to Iraq, where he participated in crucial route clearance 
operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Chamberlayne's 
accomplishments have earned him the Bronze Star Medal among numerous 
other decorations, but his most crucial mission, from my perspective, 
has been his service as the 67th commander of the Baltimore District.
  The commander of the Baltimore District leads more than 1,200 
employees in the protection and restoration of Maryland's military 
installations, waterways, infrastructure, and environment. Under 
Colonel Chamberlayne's leadership, the Baltimore District has 
maintained 290 miles of Federal channels and 148 miles of Federal flood 
protection levees; managed 15 reservoirs and the Washington Aqueduct, 
which supplies an average of 150 million gallons of drinking water 
daily; constructed 500 acres of oyster reefs in Maryland; restored 
1,140 acres of environmentally fragile remote island habitat; completed 
aerostat pads for a missile defense system; coordinated tens of 
millions of dollars in dredging and restoration projects throughout the 
State of Maryland and streamlined the aquaculture permitting process.
  Colonel Chamberlayne's vision and skills in navigating the budget 
forces within his own agency have brought many local projects to 
fruition. From dredging, construction, beach replenishment, habitat 
restoration, and permitting, Colonel Chamberlayne and his team have 
significantly improved the infrastructure, environment, business 
climate, regional partnerships, and economic development opportunities 
throughout the State of Maryland.
  The State of Maryland has benefitted tremendously from Colonel 
Chamberlayne's service. Therefore, it is my honor to recognize the 
contributions of COL Edward P. Chamberlayne in his role as commander of 
the Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and to thank him for 
his years of dedicated service to our country and his tremendously 
positive impact on the State of Maryland.