Army Corps’ Great Lakes division has new leader

By on September 28, 2011

The Army Corps of Engineers division that directs water resources development in the Great Lakes and Ohio River region has a new commander. Col. Margaret W. Burcham, a West Point graduate and the first female to lead the division, will oversee work related to navigational locks, dams, hydro power plants, environmental restoration, and recreational areas in 17 states. The division has a $2 billion budget and 4,800 employees.

Burcham replaces Maj. Gen. John Peabody, who led the division for three years.


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Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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