County native retires from Corps

From press reports

Homer G. McBrayer has recently retired after 50 years of federal service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

McBrayer grew up in Noxapater, MS. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, State College, Mississippi. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi since 1966. He first joined the Corps of Engineers at the Mobile, Ala., district in 1962 as a junior engineer. Since then, he has worked various positions within the Corps– including positions in the Middle East. He came to the Corps’ Savannah District in 1976 and has worked here through retirement in June 2012. Since 1980, he served as the Chief of the Construction Division in Savannah, where he managed the construction of billions of dollars worth of facilities for Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina.

During his retirement ceremony, he received multiple awards and accolades, including a signed letter from the President of the United States. As you can imagine, 50 years of service is not very common among the federal workforce. The Army and the Corps has been extremely honored that he served so much of his life to further our mission. He is an outstanding professional and has most definitely left a mark on our organization.

Homer G. McBrayer served as the Chief of Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, headquartered in Savannah, Ga., one of the largest districts in the Corps of Engineers with Military and Civil Missions.

The Savannah District oversees a multi-million dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina; water resource activities in eastern Georgia and portions of South Carolina; and wetland protection in Georgia. The Savannah District also performs work in military design and master planning; hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste clean-up at Formerly Used Defense sites; real estate activities for the Department of Defense; emergency management operations for state and federal agencies; and supports Overseas Contingency Operations.

McBrayer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University, State College, Mississippi. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi since 1966.

McBrayer has served in various positions during his career both in the continental United States and in the Middle East. He came to the Corps of Engineers as a Junior Engineer with the Mobile District, headquartered at Mobile, AL, in 1962, where he advanced to Area Engineer of Eglin Air Force Base Area Office of the Mobile District in 1970.

McBrayer transferred to the Savannah District in 1974, where he served as Area Engineer of the North Carolina Area Office at Fort Bragg, N.C.

In 1976, McBrayer served as Chief of the Supervision and Inspection Branch of Construction Division for the Riyadh District for the Middle East Division. In 1978, he was promoted to Area Engineer for the Al Batin District of the Middle East Division.

McBrayer assumed his present position in November 1980. As Chief of Construction Division, McBrayer supervises 250 employees and oversees 22 field offices in three states: Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.