Brandon Brummett, Louisville District Army Corps of Engineers outreach coordinator, has been selected as USACE Headquarters Silver Jackets coordinator of the year.
Brummett serves as a regional lead for the Silver Jackets program, representing USACE on the Indiana and Kentucky teams. The Silver Jackets meet monthly to discuss state-of-the-art tools and resources to address flood mitigation efforts.
His participation on the Indiana and Kentucky Silver Jackets Teams has served the citizens well by bringing together representatives of federal and state governments, non-profits, and academia to collaboratively reduce flood risks within the states, according to the award submission and citation.
Manuela Johnson, Indiana state lead, said, “Mr. Brummett has continually demonstrated his commitment to the team vision, and program goals. He truly understands that the team comes first, and he has been willing to put aside the interests of his own agency for the betterment of the team. He always ensures the team is credited with success and looks for opportunities to share Indiana’s successes with others.”
Outreach is his forte. During Brummett’s tenure in the Silver Jackets, agency representation has more than doubled to more than 30 members.
“It is currently hailed as a national model for effective Silver Jackets state teams,” said Sharon Bond, project planning chief.
Brummett has served as a speaker on Silver Jackets initiatives at national and state forums such as the 2014 USACE National Flood Risk Management meeting in Southbridge, Massachusetts.