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Corps of Engineers Promotes Two Leaders


ANCHORAGE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has promoted two managers to leadership positions in the Alaska District.


David Gerland, P.E., has been selected as Deputy Chief of Construction Operations Division. Gerland joined the Alaska District as the Greely Resident Engineer in December 2007, working with the Missile Defense Agency, and progressed to the Denali Resident Engineer in February 2010, responsible for the growing program for International and Interagency Services and providing support for the Environmental and Special Programs Branch.


Gerland received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and his Master’s of Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.  He has worked for the New York State Department of Transportation in New York City and the Corps’ Buffalo and Jacksonville districts. He later worked in the North Florida Area Office as the Office Engineer and as a Project Engineer for 11 years, and finally served as Chief of Construction Administration Section in Jacksonville District prior to coming to the Alaska District.


Jackie Fabrizzio was promoted from Chief of the Alaska District’s Construction Support Branch to become the Branch Chief for Military Technical Engineering in the Engineering Division. She has a robust background in the execution of military construction projects. In the past several years she has served as the Resident Engineer for Bassett Hospital at Fort Wainwright and for Elmendorf Air Force Base projects.  She led multi-discipline construction and engineering teams for the $46 million Modularity Project at Fort Richardson and the Modularity Project at Fort Wainwright.


Fabrizzio holds a Master of Science with a major in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Following graduation from the United States Military Academy-West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, she served as an active duty Army officer. Her final assignment was as a captain in the Alaska District where she converted to a civilian career in the Southern Area Office of Alaska District’s Construction Operations Division.  Initially, she administered military construction contracts at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island. She has extensive experience providing review and technical analysis of contractor claims.


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