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In the late eighteenth century, to the military was turned to for assistance in developing ports, harbors, and rivers. S. Military Academy at West Point became the country’s first engineering school, and remained its only engineering school for more than three decades. As settlement expanded westward, Army engineers led the exploration, helping to build roads and railroads. In 1824, Congress assigned the Corps responsibility for surveying and, eventually, for the development of inland navigation.
The Chief of Engineers also serves as the principal engineering adviser to the Chief of Staff of the Army. S. Army). ; eight Divisions (normally headed by a general officer), and 41 districts (commanded by colonels and lieutenant colonels of the regular Army; see Figure 2-1 and Appendix B). , Europe, and the Pacific. 4 Although military officers command the divisions and districts, essentially all staff consists of career members of the civil service. As of November 2002, there were 450 military personnel and 34,707 civilian personnel assigned to the divisions and districts.
Since 1983, the P&G has remained the key planning guidance for federal water projects (of relevant agencies) despite criticisms of the document’s narrow focus and its failure to adequately incorporate nonquantifiable environmental and social impacts into its planning steps. Environmental Legislation The 1965 Water Resources Planning Act brought increased attention to environmental considerations. Additional attention to environmental issues was stimulated by passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (1969), the Endangered Species Act (1973), the Clean Water Act (1972, and amended in 1977), and related legislation.