"We don’t have time to do the perfect solution. We’ve got to determine what is mission essential. I tell my guys, ‘You don’t have all the time in the world to build this. You have three weeks, that’s what the curve of that city is, get it done on time.’”
Lieutenant General Todd Semonite G’88, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to CNN’s Jake Tapper. The master’s degree alumnus in civil engineering led the Corps of Engineers’ work converting public spaces into field hospitals during the pandemic. Read more.