Engineers Nominated by the US Army Corps of Engineers
Adriel McConnell, P.E.
Adriel McConnell, P.E., a civil engineer with the Mobile District, is a leader in Airfield and Site Development, providing vital facilities and infrastructure for training our nation’s aviators and maintaining war-fighting systems. His recent projects include Ft. Rucker’s AH64 Maintenance Hangar and Apron, and the Rotary Wing Hangar, Runways, Taxiways, and Apron at Sharana, Afghanistan. Serving as team leader for the Mobile District’s Forward Engineering Support Team, Adriel exemplifies excellence in engineering and humanitarianism supporting diplomatic, economic, and disaster response efforts. Examples include the 2008 Jamaica hurricane relief mission to conduct building, bridge, dam, and infrastructure assessments, and leading the 2010 Philippines mission providing designs for roads/infrastructure, and facilities such as barracks and local schools.
Adriel holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University.
Janiera Caigoy is currently assigned as a mechanical engineer with the Las Vegas Resident Office, Arizona-Nevada Area Office, Los Angeles District. Her first assignment was with Alaska District where she was a vital team member on Alaska Baseline Erosion Project, which received the USACE Outstanding Planning Achievement Award. In 2008, she joined Los Angeles District in the Las Vegas Resident Office and made an immediate impact within the organization. Janiera deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010, where she taught local nationals construction quality management and provided mechanical quality assurance support to assigned field offices within her area of responsibility. She achieved the highly regarded Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C) designation in July 2011.
Janiera holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Allison Pierce, P.E.
Allison Pierce, P.E., has distinguished herself as a leader in emerging technologies, innovative design, and service to the nation. As structural engineer for the 120-Person Dormitory at MacDill AFB, she developed 3D Building Information Models and utilized finite element software to analyze the effects of hurricane/tornado wind loadings on structural components. She plays a crucial role in the Center of Standardization program developing standard designs for Aviation Facilities, serving as the construction technical resource and capturing lessons-learned for prototype refinement. As a Basecamp Development Team member, Allison provides reach-back problem solving capability for soldiers and civilians deployed in the war theater. One notable project was the standard water tower design constructed at multiple locations in Afghanistan providing potable water for military forces and the Afghani population.
Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University.
Reuben Sasaki, P.E.
Reuben Sasaki, P.E., has worked on numerous high-profile projects since joining the Corps in 2008. He was the assistant engineer in charge of testing the outlet works for the Seven Oaks Dam, one of the largest earth and rock filled dams in the world. He presented a technical paper at a Corps of Engineers Hydrology and Hydraulics Conference and his assistance on complex hydraulic and sedimentation projects led to innovative approaches that can be used for future projects. He also contributed to the construction of the Tres Rios Wetlands, one of the first restoration projects for the Los Angeles District. As an intern advisor to two interns, his mentoring skills and expert communication skills have poised him as a leader among his peers. He volunteers in recruiting recent college graduates for the Corps at various local college campuses, plus supports various Corps outreach events.
Reuben holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.