July 25, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 125 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
TRIBUTE TO COMMANDER AND DISTRICT ENGINEER OF THE DETROIT DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL DENNIS P. SUGRUE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 125
(Extensions of Remarks - July 25, 2018)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1065] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO COMMANDER AND DISTRICT ENGINEER OF THE DETROIT DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL DENNIS P. SUGRUE ______ HON. JOHN R. MOOLENAAR of michigan in the house of representatives Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Mr. MOOLENAAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the service of Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Sugrue as the Commander and District Engineer of the Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Since graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and receiving his commission in 1999, Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue has exemplified the Mission and Vision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue's extensive career has taken him across the United States and around the world. From New York to Germany, to deployments in Kosovo and Afghanistan, where he did two tours, his dedication and leadership has been an asset in every position. Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue has been recognized with numerous military awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, among others. These well-deserved accolades speak to Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue's leadership and commitment to service, which are amplified by his honor and integrity. I had the pleasure of getting to know Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue during his tenure as commander of the Detroit District, which he assumed in July 2016. As the commander, he is responsible for carrying out the District's mission in Michigan, sections of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana, as well as four of the Great Lakes. The District's 82,000 square miles of land includes 4,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and the Soo Locks, which are vitally important to the nation's economy and security. Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue went above and beyond to understand the importance of natural resources and outdoor heritage to the state of Michigan and surrounding region. I especially commend his hard work to advance the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes navigation system, including combatting the spread of invasive species and construction of a new Soo Lock. His expertise is second to none and we have been fortunate to have Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue at the helm of the Detroit District. It has been an honor and a privilege to know Lieutenant Colonel Sugrue over the past two years. I wish him, his wife Flori and sons Sean and Connor, all the best in the future. ____________________