Critical Thinking; Defining & Solving Complex Problems; Program and
Project Management; Strategic Planning; Organizational Leadership; Controls (Cost, Schedule, &
Risk); Engineering (Infrastructure, Construction, Security, Transportation, Energy (Thermal-
Hydraulics & Nuclear)
o AutoCAD/Civil 3D o ArcGIS o Matlab o Solidworks o MS Office/MS Project o Minitab
Integrated study of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics introducing conservation principles for mass, energy, and linear momentum as well as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
Principles are applied to incompressible flow in pipes and turbomachinery, external flows, power generation systems, refrigeration cycles, and total air-conditioning focusing on the control volume approach.
Community Involvement / Administrative Activity Life Member: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Life member: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life Member: Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH).
Major01/2003 to CurrentUNITED STATES ARMY 40+ Hrs Per WeekTX
Officer charged with leadership, discipline, technical analysis and assessment under periods of extreme stress with a responsibili ty to ensure mission success and excellence.
Currently hold the rank of Major with numerous commendations and awards for outstanding leadership, general management, and combat operations: Leadership Proven leadership, by example, in over 500 combat mis sions with a demonstrated will to succeed under extremely stressful conditions while remaining energetic, dynamic, mature and continuously learning.
Pioneered the Army's first modular deployable district of the Army Corps of Engineers from scratch by taking command, organizing, developing rigorous training schedule and melding the 27 person team into a cohesive, high performance unit.
Ensured continuity of that team by successfully executing a deployment plan for the military members while posturing the tea m's civilian members to remain behind and continue the team's core mission.
Civil Engineering & Infrastructure Selected and currently serving as an instructor of civil engineering at the United.
States Military Academy
Knowledge of civil engineering vital to sound infrastructure assessments during two deployments into some of the most devastated neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq Demonstrated a thorough understanding of expeditionary construction methods, rehabilitation, and sustainment allowed for production of numerous designs mitigating infrastructure problems throughout Baghdad in a contingency environment.
Experience planning response, and the assessment and tracking of infrastructure conditions during Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna (2008).
Principal analyst for all matters related to assessment of water, sewer and transportation infrastructure to the Multi National Corps Iraq during third deployment (2009-2010).
Planning and Resource Management Adept at distilling tremendous amounts of data, synt hesizing multiple sources to achieve corroboration, and providing analysis that presents clear, concise, and accurate information resulting in developed solutions complex problems.
Flawless logistical operations for construction support in Baghdad by contr acting over $300,000 for equipment repair parts and maintenance delivered "just -in-time" for construction operations incidental to the 30,000 troop surge.
Following the surge, served as the movement planner for global shipment of over 200 pieces of construction equipment back to the US for overhaul.
Use of solid doctrinal foundation and organizational skills to drive logistical, administrative and operational aspects of restructuring and initial activations of two experimental Army organizations.
Project Engineer/Field Technician/Laboratory Technician05/2000 to 01/2003ALT & WITZIG ENGINEERING 40 Hrs per WeekCARMEL, IN
Unique employment opportunity during undergraduate and pre -Army years.
Afforded a wealth of experience in project management, cons truction and geotechnical engineering in addition to exposure and experience with construction methods, materials, mix design/analysis, field and laboratory testing methods.
Supervised three lab/field technicians and managed a corporate satellite office located in Terre Haute, IN.
Experience as a QC manager on various public, commercial and specialized industrial applications to include FAA asphalt runway projects and the construction of a chemical weapons demilitarization facility.
Technical experience with slope stability analysis, foundation recommendations, soils, asphalt and concrete testing.
Course Director/Instructor01/2015United States Military AcademyWest Point, New York
Covers the skills of determining site layout and access, establishing site contour and drainage, installation of utilities, elementary surveying, creation of drawings using a computer aided drafting package, and the development of environmental impact statements.
Master of Engineering: Nuclear Engineering1 1Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PANuclear Engineering
Master of Science: Civil Engineering1 2012Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, INGPA: GPA: 3.86/4.0Civil Engineering Thesis: "Assessment of U.S. Construction Industry Capabilities for Successful Delivery of Nuclear Power Projects" Dr. Makarand Hastak (Chair), Dr. Lefteri Tsoukalas, Dr. Amr Kandil GPA: 3.86/4.0
Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering1 2002Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyTerre Haute, INGPA: Cum Laude GPA: 3.34/4.0Civil Engineering Cum Laude GPA: 3.34/4.0
California EMA Safety Assessment Program (2012, ID# 68574) USACE Security Engineering Course (2009) DoD Defense Support to Civil Authorities Phase I (2009) Registered Professional Engineer (Indiana, 2008, PE#10809482) Joint Engineer Operations Course (2008) USACE Base Camp Development Planners Course (2008) US Army Contingency Engineer Management Course (2008) FORSCOM Antiterrorism Training Course Level II (2005) FEMA EMI Various Courses1 2014US Army Command and General Staff College
1 2003Defense Acquisition University
CE495: Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering1 2014United States Military AcademyWest Point, New Yorko This course provides a solid introduction to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The material learned will provide the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transportation problems that are likely to appear in professional practice (civilian and military), on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE), and on the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (PE). Instructor: ME370: Computer Aided Design, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Spring 2013Explores the use of computer methods as an aid to solving engineering problems. Topics include 3D solid modeling, engineering analysis, engineering computer programming, and graphical presentation of information. Considerable emphasis is placed on use of the computer as a tool in the engineering design process. Instructor: MC311: Thermal Fluid Systems I, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests / Research Profile Infrastructure Criticality Disaster Response and Recovery Nuclear Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance Sensing and Detection Through Heavy Shielding with Scintillating Materials Engineering Education
Publications, Presentations and Abstracts Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:Wright, E., Cho, K., and Hastak, M. (2014). "Assessment of Critical Construction Engineering and Management Aspects of Nuclear Power Projects." J. Manage. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000286 (Jan. 18, 2014).Wright, E., Cho, K., and Hastak, M. (2014). "Assessment of the U.S. Nuclear Construction Industry in Terms of Human Capital and Construction Technologies." J. Manage. Eng. , 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000294 , 04014068. Technical Reports:Hart, S., Klosky, L., Katalenich, S., Spittka, B., Wright, E. "Infrastructure and the Operational Art: A Handbook for Understanding, Visualizing, and Describing Infrastructure Systems" US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Technical Report, May 2014 Conference Proceedings:Wright, E. (2011) "Infrastructure Analysis: A Corps Staff Officer's Perspective" Proc. Critical Infrastructure Symposium. The Homeland Security Review, California University of PA. 225-240.Wright, E., Cho, K., and Hastak, M. (2012) Advanced Construction Technologies for the Nuclear Construction Industry. Construction Research Congress 2012: pp. 2359-2368.Wright, E., Hanus J. (2014) Integration of Information Technology Software in a Civil Engineering Program Learning Styles Considered. ASEE Annual Conference.Spittka, B., Wright, E., Hart, S., Hansen, E. (2014) Goethals' Infrastructure Challenge Part 2: The Challenge Begins: ASEE Annual Conference.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Member: ASCE Committee for Critical Infrastructure (CCI) Member: American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Member: Boy Scouts of AmericaDistrict Committee MemberCub Scout Pack Committee Chair Member: The American Legion
Awards, Distinctions and Fellowships Military: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Combat Action Badge. Civilian: Eagle Scout
Master of Engineering : Nuclear Engineering 1 1 Master of Science : Civil Engineering 1 2012 Master of Engineering : Civil Engineering 1 2008 Bachelor of Science : Civil Engineering 1 2002 California EMA Safety Assessment Program (2012, ID# 68574) USACE Security Engineering Course (2009) DoD Defense Support to Civil Authorities Phase I (2009) Registered Professional Engineer (Indiana, 2008, PE#10809482) Joint Engineer Operations Course (2008) USACE Base Camp Development Planners Course (2008) US Army Contingency Engineer Management Course (2008) FORSCOM Antiterrorism Training Course Level II (2005) FEMA EMI Various Courses 1 2014 1 2003 CE495: Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 1 2014
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