Col. Alvin B. “Al” Lee, the New Orleans District’s 60th commander and district engineer, will address the NDRExpo Conference attendees on Thursday, June 18, as the day’s opening speaker. As district engineer, Lee is responsible for a district, which, in tandem with the Hurricane Protection Office, is working on appropriations exceeding $7 billion for hurricane restoration.

The New Orleans District’s jurisdiction includes 2,800 miles of navigable waterways, 1,300 miles of levees and floodwalls eleven navigation locks, six major flood control structures, and other projects to create and protect coastal wetlands. Lee also serves as chairman of the federal-state Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Task Force, which oversees a $60 million annual program to protect and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

Lee’s previous assignment was as a fellow in the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program, assigned to Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill. He comes with district-command experience, as his assignment previous to Caterpillar was as the commander and district engineer of the Charleston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in Charleston, S.C. Colonel Lee is a distinguished military graduate of Georgia Southern University and holds a masters degree in Engineering Management from St. Martins University. His military schooling includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

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