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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  TRIBUTE TO COMMANDER AND DISTRICT ENGINEER OF THE DETROIT DISTRICT, 
   U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL DENNIS P. SUGRUE

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                         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.

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