From Folly to Fortune
Jason Wilson, program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, explains the complex methods used to protect the missile fields’ vital mechanical and electrical facilities from high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) during a tour of the Fort Greely missile fields with Col. Sebastien P. Joly, commander of the U.S. Army Engineering Center, Huntsville, and Bret Styers, senior program manager for Huntsville Center’s Ballistic Missile Defense Mandatory Center of Expertise, in August. From the HEMP-shielded walls of the building to the fortified supports surrounding the pipes, the building was designed to keep the missile systems running no matter what kind of catastrophic event occurs. (Photo by Kristen Bergeson)