Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research


Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, P.E.Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, P.E., M.ASCE

Throughout his career, retired Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, P.E., M.ASCE, a project director with Bechtel Corporation and the former chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has focused on improving quality of life worldwide through innovative leadership. During his tenure with the Corps, Strock was committed to enhancing the agency’s organizational environment by instilling innovation into its mission.

As project director with Bechtel Corporation, Strock oversees the Sabine Pass Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Cameron Parish, La. Prior to joining Bechtel, he served in the U.S. Army for more than 36 years, retiring in 2007 as the chief of engineers and commanding general of the USACE. His previous USACE assignments included director of civil works and director of military programs.

Among his numerous military awards and decorations, Strock received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Army Distinguished Service medals, two Legions of Merit and two Bronze Star medals. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and Mississippi State University, respectively.