FED bids farewell to area engineer who built a legacy

by Antwaun J. Parrish, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District
Stripes Korea

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – Many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far Ear District employees traveled from all over the Korean peninsula to celebrate and bid farewell to one of its most hard-working and valued engineers.

Jamie Hagio, Area Engineer, Humphreys Area Office, was celebrated for his many accomplishments during a farewell luncheon held in his honor at the Taproom restaurant, Camp Humphreys, Sep. 12.

The room was filled to capacity with many attendees having to sit outside of the main ballroom.

“I told Jamie that there are more people here for your farewell than would probably come to mine,” said Col. Teresa Schlosser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District commander. “This is just an example of the great work he has done during his time here.”

Hagio initially arrived at the district Jan. 20, 2011, and after seven years has become a legend within his own right throughout the district

During his time with the district, Hagio has worked in several positions across the Korean peninsula. His positions have included the Kunsan Resident Engineer, Central Resident Engineer, Deputy Chief of Construction Division, and Humphreys Area Engineer.

“I feel fortunate to work with such a talented and knowledgeable workforce,” said Hagio. “Over the past seven years, I learned so much from people in resource management, contracting, engineering, and workforce management.”

For more than a decade the district has been heavily involved with the transformation of Camp Humphreys and building many facilities realign the forces here. This transformation has helped many engineers such as Hagio develop more as a professional within his career field.

“Working for FED allowed me to learn about and execute a wide range of projects,” said Hagio. “From small Air Force O&M projects, to the $10.7 billion Yongsan Relocation Program.”

Hagio will is now transitioning from FED to Honolulu district to take a position as the Fort Shafter Area Engineer. We wish him and his family much success in their future.

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