Monthly Luncheon April

April 18, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Westin Town Center

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Monthly Luncheon

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 11:30 

Location: Westin Town Center

Title: "Engineering a Solution to Kabul Security"

Presenter(s): Michael R. Darrow, PE, PMP – USACE Norfolk District Deputy District Engineer, Programs and Project Management

Description: Presentation will focus on the framework and actions taken by Task Force Enhanced Security Zone from June 2017-present to create a more secure environment in the "Green Zone" of Kabul following the massive Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device that killed over 100 people on 31 May 2017. The discussion will demonstrate how the "engineering thought process"  was utilized to tackle a very difficult problem.  Presentation will  also highlight the flexibility of the US Army Corps of Engineers to respond to the nation's greatest challenges across the globe.

Learning Objectives (3-4)

Understand the basic organization and capabilities of the US Army Corps of Engineers that provides the flexibility to react to emerging challenges.

Demonstrate how the engineer problem solving method can be used to solve, non-engineering problems.

Demonstrate the use of explosive modeling software to make to make security and infrastructure improvement decisions

Explain how the framework used of  Block, Screen, Professionalize in this operation was utilized to gain international confidence in the ability of the Afghan Government to protect their diplomatic missions.


CEU/PDH: CEU credit/PDH credits will be issued for attending this luncheon.