Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), establishes policy direction and provides supervision of the Department of the Army functions relating to all aspects of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program, including all reimbursable work performed on behalf of Federal and non-Federal entities. These responsibilities include programs for conservation and development of the nation's water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation, and shore protection.
On August 11, 2009 President Barack Obama appointed Jo-Ellen Darcy as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) following confirmation by the Senate. Prior to her appointment, Jo-Ellen Darcy was the Senior Environmental Advisor to the Senate Finance Committee, responsible for environment, conservation and energy issues. Previously, she was Senior Policy Advisor to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, concentrating on water resource and conservation issues involving the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as nominations for presidentially-appointed positions. At the start of the 107th Congress, she was the Deputy Staff Director for the EPW Committee. From 1993 through 2000, she served as a professional staff member on the EPW Committee, working on a variety of issues, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Army Corps of Engineers programs, FEMA, Everglades restoration and the Clean Water Act.
Before joining the EPW Committee, Jo-Ellen was legislative representative for the Investment Company Institute, the trade association representing the mutual fund industry. She worked on water resources and transportation issues for Governor Jim Blanchard of Michigan in both Lansing and Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked for the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization of the House Banking Committee and was an elementary school teacher.
She hails from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and has a B.A. in philosophy and sociology from Boston College and a M.S. in resource development from Michigan State University.
Terrence C. “Rock” Salt
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
Mr. Terrence “Rock” Salt assumed duties as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) on March 12th, 2009. He is the principal policy and legislative advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and assists the Assistant Secretary in providing policy and performance oversight for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works directorate. He also serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Legislation. In both these capacities Mr. Salt provides direction for the Army Civil Works legislative program, the development and articulation of the Department of the Army’s policies affecting Civil Works activities and is responsible for the coordination of the Army’s policies and practices in support of the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act and the related regulatory programs.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Salt served as the Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the Department of the Interior, reporting to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior. As Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, Mr. Salt was responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of administration policies supporting various Everglades restoration programs, including the Department of the Interior’s participation in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, which was authorized by Congress in the Water Resource Development Act of 2000. Mr. Salt was responsible for coordinating the work of all Interior agencies involved in the Everglades restoration effort.
Mr. Salt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in June 1966. He is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He received a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of Colorado in 1972. He retired from the Army on July 1, 1996 and continued as Executive Director of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force as a senior executive with the Department of the Interior. Subsequently, he became the Director of the Everglades Restoration Initiatives.
In his last assignment in the Army, Mr. Salt served as the Commander and District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District. His Army career included a variety of command and staff assignments in the United States, Germany and Vietnam. He served as deputy commander of the Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District and as commander of the 87th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. In Washington, D.C., he was assigned to the Pentagon in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans on the Army Staff, and led the strategic planning initiative on Nation Assistance for the Chief of Engineers.
Let Mon Lee
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Legislation
Mr. Let Mon Lee assumed duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Legislation on September 8, 2009. In this capacity Mr. Lee serves as the principal legislative advisor to the ASA (CW), and as the responsible individual for executive direction of Army Civil Works programs involving the development of projects for navigation, flood risk management and storm damage prevention, environmental restoration and related water resources activities.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Lee served as the Senior Water Resources Policy Advisor to the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works for six years. Provide technical support to the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, in the development of the Water Resources Development Act. Prior to the Senate assignment Mr. Lee served in various positions in Headquarters of United States Army Corps of Engineers as the Senior Policy Advisor and Planner for over for 25 years.
Mr. Lee graduated from Columbia University in June 1977. He received a Master of Science degree in water resources from New York Polytechnic Institute in June 1983.
Ms. Claudia L. Tornblom
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget)
Selected for the Senior Executive Service in April 2000, Ms. Claudia Tornblom is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). Ms. Tornblom is responsible for policy direction governing development and implementation of the Civil Works budget in accordance with Department of the Army goals and priorities for water resource development.
- July 1987 – Apr 2000: Fiscal Programs Management Officer for Civil Works, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Washington, D.C.
- July 1979 – Jun 1987: Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C.
- Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, 1992
- MA, Public Administration, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
- BS, Music, Iowa State University
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Award, May 2001
- Superior Civilian Service Award, Apr 2007
Mr. Douglas W. Lamont
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Project Planning and Review)
Mr. Douglas (Doug) W. Lamont, P.E. was appointed on 14 November 2004 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Project Planning and Review). He serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) on Corps of Engineers’ water resources projects and on its planning and review processes. Mr. Lamont is responsible for providing objective and independent assessments of Corps projects and for resolving issues that might arise during the review of these projects. In addition, he is responsible for providing Army policy direction governing the planning and evaluation of Corps projects. Mr. Lamont was the former Chief of the Office of Water Project Review in the Policy and Policy Compliance Division of Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE). In his former position he was responsible for the policy compliance review of Corps reports supporting Congressional authorization of proposed water resources projects.
He has over 30 years of Corps of Engineers experience. His career has primarily been in the area of policy and planning; having worked in the Planning, Engineering, and Construction-Operations Divisions in the Jacksonville District before coming to Corps Headquarters in 1980. He was the Chief of Regulatory Enforcement from 1978-1980 in the Jacksonville District. In Headquarters, he has worked in the Programs, Engineering, Project Management, Policy, and Planning Divisions. He was the former Chief of the New Starts Branch in the Policy Division; Chief, Project Management Branch in the Project Management Division; and Chief, Policy Guidance & Application Branch in the Policy Division. For the 10 years prior to his current position, he headed the policy compliance review function in HQUSACE as Chief, Policy Review Branch in the Policy Division. He has been involved with policy guidance and processing of Project Cooperation Agreements, as well as, policy development for cost shared projects since their inception in WRDA 1986. He also served as Acting Chief, Planning Division and Civil Programs Management in the Norfolk District from August 1998-March 1999.
He is from Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and has a BA in Mathematics and a BS (cum laude) in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. He received his Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill under the Corps of Engineers Planning Fellowship Program. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Florida and Virginia, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.