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ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS APPOINTS NEW ENGLAND DIVISION COMMANDER

 ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS APPOINTS NEW ENGLAND DIVISION COMMANDER
 WALTHAM, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Col. Brink P. Miller today assumed command of the New England Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In managing the Corps' responsibilities in the six New England states, Col. Miller supervises a workforce of over 600 and an annual budget of approximately $170 million.
 Current Corps water resource programs in the region deal primarily with flood control, navigation, water supply, hydroelectric power generation, operation and maintenance of completed projects (including the Cape Cod Canal), and the regulation of activities affecting waters and wetlands. The division, headquartered in Waltham, is also involved in hurricane protection and studies concerning water supply, water quality, dredge material disposal, low flow augmentation, and comprehensive studies of New England river basins. The New England division also accomplishes a large and diverse program of work for other federal agencies, primarily in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program.
 Col. Miller came to New England following a three-year tour as commander and district engineer of the Corps' Galveston, Texas, district. Prior to his assignment in Galveston, Col. Miller was on the staff of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he served as chief of the Doctrine Division, Department of Tactics.
 Born in Temple, Texas, Col. Miller is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Army General Staff College and U.S. Army War College. He has attended the Engineer Officers' Advanced Course and served in the Military Engineering Division in the Office of the Chief of Engineers. After receiving his master's degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois, he was assigned to West Point as course director and assistant professor.
 His military career has taken him to Germany for two tours with the 18th Engineer Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division and to Vietnam where he served as a company commander and battalion assistance operations officer with the 15th Engineer Battalion of the 9th Infantry Division. In addition he has served as an assistant professor of military science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and as commander of the 39th Engineer Battalion at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
 Among his military awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal. Col. Miller is also Ranger qualified.
 Col. Miller and his wife, Sandy, are the parents of three daughters, Ginger, Wendy, and Heather. The family is residing in Natick, Mass.
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