Chattanooga Engineers Club

CEC Meeting - The Evolution of Environmental Engineering in the Military

  • 9 Jul 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Foundary Grill, The Chattanoogan

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The Evolution of Environmental Engineering in the Military

Colonel Michael R. Newberry, Retired, will present the U.S. Air Force’s environmental engineering program’s evolution from his early days working in the Bioenvironmental Engineering in 1977,  until his retirement in 2003.  Mike’s experiences start with working in the occupational health survey work, developing spill response procedures to addressing all areas of environmental protection for the Air Force.  His career was fulfilling, rewarding and inspiring which resulted in writing a book for his family, friends and grandchildren!  This presentation will be extremely informative, interesting and educational as to why engineers are required to perform the work of Bioenvironmental Engineering in the military!

Michael R. Newberry Bio

Colonel Michael R. Newberry’s (Retired) military career encompasses 26 years as a Bioenvironmental Engineer.  After graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Sciences in 1977 Mike joined the Air Force to work in the Bioenvironmental Engineering area.  During his 26-year career he has managed numerous Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering Departments, an Environmental Flight, and an Environmental Directorate with up to 60 employees and $30 million annual budgets.  As an environmental manager in the Pentagon, he published 17 Air Force policies signed by the Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff: co-authored the Air Force Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Guide, and authored the principle Air Force environmental policy directive.  He led the rewrite of all Air Force environmental regulations into Air Force instructions.  Mike was highly successful in gaining public support for military operations by strategically developing exemplary environmental programs.




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