​Pete Brown selected as USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year

Transatlantic Division
Published Nov. 5, 2019
Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year.

Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year, and was presented his award Oct. 5 at the Transatlantic Division headquarters.

Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year.

Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year, and was presented his award Oct. 5 at the Transatlantic Division headquarters.

Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year.

Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year, and was presented his award Oct. 5 at the Transatlantic Division headquarters.

WINCHESTER, Va. — Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year, and was presented his award Oct. 5 at the Transatlantic Division headquarters here.

Thomas Steffens, Director of Resource Management for USACE, presented Brown with the award.

Brown is the director of TAD's Business Resources Division and has 30 years in federal service, spending 29 of those with USACE. He has been with TAD for a total of 4.5 years, which includes deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Receiving the award validates my belief that if you support the people who deliver the mission – do the right things for the right reasons – these things happen," said Brown. “Enabling those people at the tip of the spear, so that they can deliver the mission, has always been a gratifying thing for me.

“I am very appreciative of the award, but a lot of the work is done by others and I happen to be a part of a great team. This is not a solo effort," said Brown.

“Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition as the 2019 USACE Financial Manager of the Year," wrote TAD Commander Col. Christopher Beck in a letter recognizing Brown's achievement. “You have proven to be an invaluable asset to mission effectiveness within the Transatlantic Division and throughout the Financial Management Community of Practice.

“Your institutional knowledge of CEFMS and your proficiency at integrating USACE Headquarters priorities and their impact on Division manpower and resources has helped 'strengthen the foundation' for the future of USACE," continued Beck. “Within TAD, you have communicated the unique nuances of TAD's mission to on-boarding leadership, filled the gap while hiring new RM staff, and have been the epitome of a working supervisor. You have enhanced numerous business processes and implemented new policies and metrics to facilitate mitigation of negative financial impacts.

“I am grateful for your dedication to the Transatlantic Division and your professional conduct and enduring commitment has ensured a high level of financial services."


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division serves as USACE’s tip of the spear in one of the most dynamic construction environments in the world, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING CAPACITY, and ENHANCING SECURITY for our nation, allies, and partners. 

We deliver agile, responsive, and innovative, design, construction, engineering and contingency solutions in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and other global partners to advance national security interests.

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