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Barry Holliday Retires from Corps of Engineers

Barry Holliday, Navigation Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has announced that he will retire from the Corps in April after a 33-year career with that agency. In addition to serving as Navigation Program Manager, he has also been chief of the Navigation and Operations Community of Practice in the Operations Division, Headquarters.

In 1991, Holliday came to Corps headquarters from Wilmington, North Carolina, where he was chief of the Navigation Branch in the Construction-Operations Division of the Wilmington District from 1977 to March 1991.

From 1973 to 1977, he worked in the Dredged Material Research Program at the Engineering Research and development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Holliday received his B.S. degree in Geology from the College of William and Mary in 1969, and obtained his M.S. degree in Oceanography from Old Dominion University in 1971. He attended Texas A&M University from 1971-1973 in advanced graduate studies in marine engineering and geological oceanography.

During his career at Corps headquarters, Holliday was the North American representative to the International Navigation Association Communications Commission.

He has served on both the board of directors of the Western Dredging Association and the committee on Tidal Hydraulics. He participated in the development of the interagency National Dredging Team and served as co-chair. He was also actively engaged in the development of the Industry Corps Hopper Dredging Group and served as co-chair.

Holliday has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, papers, testimonies and reports throughout his career. He has received many awards and recognition for his performance, including a Gold Medal Award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

After retiring from the Corps, Holliday will go to work for the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) as an association executive, where he will work in government affairs and policy and regulatory issues. DCA is a trade association representing the major U.S. dredging and marine construction contractors.

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