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Civil Works Secretary to Address WODCON Attendees

John Paul Woodley

John Paul Woodley

John Paul Woodley, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, will address the attendees at the World Dredging Conference in Orlando on Tuesday, May 29, prior to the Mystery Dinner.

Woodley is responsible for the supervision of the Army’s Civil Works program, including programs for conservation and development of the nation’s water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation, and shore protection.

Woodley was appointed on May 16, 2005 by President George W. Bush following confirmation by the Senate.

He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) from December 9, 2004 until this appointment. Prior to this, he served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) from August 22, 2003, until December 8, 2004, when his recess appointment concluded.

Woodley was previously Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environment). In this capacity he oversaw the Defense environmental program, encompassing both environmental restoration and compliance and pollution prevention efforts. He was also the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on environmental, safety and occupational health policy and programs.

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