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Integrating Army Doctrine and Engineering Design: Preparing Millennials to Become Future Officers

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Military and Veterans Division Technical Session 3: Veterans in the Lab Environment

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Military and Veterans

Tagged Topic

Diversity

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14

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https://peer.asee.org/30679

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21

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Landon M. Raby United States Military Academy

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LTC Raby is an Engineer officer with experience within both US Army Corps of Engineers and within Combat Units at the battalion, brigade, district, task force and corps levels. His most recent experiences include four operational engineer assignments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and one engineer assignment in support of Operation Joint Guardian. His research and teaching interests are in master planning, water resources, sustainable LEED design, program and project management. LTC Raby teaches EV450 (Environmental Engineering for Community Development) and EV 481 (Water Resources Planning and Design).

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Erick Martinez United States Military Academy

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Erick Martinez is a Captain in the United States Army and an Instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy. He is a 2007 graduate of the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and recently graduated from the University of Florida with an M.E. in Environmental Engineering. He teaches Environmental Engineering for Community Development, Environmental Science, and Environmental Engineering Technologies.

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Jeffrey A. Starke United States Military Academy

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COL (Ret) Jeff Starke served as a Military Intelligence officer with command and staff experiences at the battalion, brigade, joint task force and combatant command levels. His most recent operational experience was as a strategic planning at the United States Central Command in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (actions against ISIS). Academically, COL Starke specializes in environmental engineering with research and teaching interests in drinking water, public health, and microbial-mediated processes to include renewable energy resources. COL Starke taught senior-level design courses in Physical and Chemical Processes, Biological Treatment Processes, and Solid and Hazardous Waste Technologies. COL Starke has published several peer reviewed research articles and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He maintains a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning in engineering education. COL Starke is a registered Professional Engineer (Delaware), member of several professional associations, and is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES).

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Richard Francis Rogers III United States Army

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Major Rogers is a Logistics officer with operational experience in movement control units. He is a former member of the faculty of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point. His most recent experience includes sustainment training in support of US Forces – Korea. His research interests include water quality and public health. Major Rogers has taught EV400 (Environmental Engineering Seminar), EV401 (Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes), and EV450 (Environmental Engineering for Community Development).

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Patrick Baker United States Military Academy

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Dr. Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy. In this capacity, he teaches upper level courses in Environmental Science and the Environmental Engineering Sequence.

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Abstract

The United States Military Academy (USMA) mission is to “educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character...” A quick interpretation of this statement could result in a perspective that the “educate” aspect occurs within the academic setting and the “train” aspect occurs within the military program. This narrow view is predicated upon the translation of “educate and train” as two seemingly disparate goals. This can further be a challenge when considering the attributes associated with the student population being classified as “millennials.” However, the inter-connectedness of the mission to develop future Army officers is achieved simultaneously and enhances the future officer’s intellectual and professional development. We have implemented a senior capstone environmental engineering design course that purposefully blends the “body of knowledge” from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and Army doctrine in order to minimize this gap. The interaction of these two professional perspectives to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attributes (KSA) relevant to meet the needs of the engineering profession and active duty service will be discussed. Although meaningful assessment of the impact of this educational approach is not borne out until students have graduated, assessment data that demonstrate the value of this approach for future personal and professional growth will be discussed.

Raby, L. M., & Martinez, E., & Starke, J. A., & Rogers, R. F., & Baker, P. (2018, June), Integrating Army Doctrine and Engineering Design: Preparing Millennials to Become Future Officers Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30679

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