HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The chief of Interagency and International Services Division with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Military Programs Directorate visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, July 10 and 11.
Michael Schultz, who’s been in his current position for nearly a year, attended two days of meetings and briefings at Huntsville Center to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the Center’s varied missions and projects, which includes 43 programs and nearly 5,000 projects in more than 90 countries.
Schultz met with Huntsville Center’s senior leadership, including Lt. Col. H. W. Darville, commander, and Chip Marin, programs director, as well as members of the Directorate of Installation Support and Programs Management and the Ordnance and Explosives Directorate.
Schultz also attended the Center’s monthly program governance meeting, the Project Review Board.
During the Project Review Board, or PRB, program managers and Project Development Team leaders update leadership on the progress of their projects. That leadership includes the command team and leaders at the Center’s branch, division and directorate levels.
“His responsibility is huge,” Marin told those gathered at the PRB. “All the work that the Corps does for agencies outside of the Department of Defense is his.”
At the PRB, Schultz compared the Interagency and International Services Division to Huntsville Center in respect to both organizations’ wide range of capabilities.
“It’s not just military construction and design,” Schultz said of his division. “It’s environment, civil works – you name it. What’s unique about that is a lot of those various activities you all touch as well.
“You are a unique asset for our enterprise,” he added. “You’re a technical asset that our enterprise relies on, from a Corps of Engineers perspective, to serve our stakeholders out there that resides nowhere else in our organization. That’s a huge responsibility that you all bring to bear for our organization, for our enterprise and for our stakeholders out there.”