Tetra Tech was featured in the July/August issue of The Military Engineer for leadership in the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) Training with Industry (TWI) program. The SAME Greater Kansas City Post, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) developed the TWI program as a way to broaden and enhance military engineer officers’ knowledge of civilian engineering operations. 

Because the CGSC is located in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the TWI program commonly partners with nearby Kansas City architectural and engineering firms. Tetra Tech’s Kansas City, Missouri, office was honored to serve as home base for Tetra Tech’s participation in the TWI program. 

Tetra Tech was pleased to host Major Patrick Billmann and Major Benjamin Hassell for their TWI internship during the last quarter of calendar year 2014. Representatives from multiple Tetra Tech business units participated in the program, sharing expertise concerning Tetra Tech’s organization and consulting approach to broaden the Majors’ understanding of civilian engineering practices. Our team and the participants discussed four broad topics during the course of the internship: 

  • Tetra Tech’s history, key service areas, organizational leadership characteristics, and how the company measures success
  • Managing the business and working with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, including strategic planning, business planning, and critical elements of consulting success
  • Winning and managing work, including scope, schedule, budget, contracting and negotiating resources, and quality assurance/quality control
  • Project site walks, sample problems, and project lessons learned

In the article, Majors Billmann and Hassell write about the synergistic fit of Tetra Tech’s goal to provide our clients clear solutions in a complex world, which integrated effectively into the Majors’ recent education in the new Army Operating Concept of how to “Win in a Complex World.”

Read the full article in The Military Engineer (page 84).