Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s outgoing aide-de-camp, Capt. Kyle Werner, returned from the Army’s Basic Airborne Course, also known as Airborne School. The course is required for CPT Werner’s next assignment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he will continue gaining experience at Captain’s Career Course.
“The course was exciting,” said CPT Werner. “Three weeks focused on exiting an aircraft, minimizing risks in the air, and landing safely to pursue follow on missions.”
Although it was exciting to see a West-Point graduate continue to excel in their pursuit of a career with the Army, Capt. Werner will be sorely missed throughout the halls of LRD.
“I am grateful for everyone from the LRD family, said Werner. “I enjoyed every second I had here in Cincinnati. The city and the people will be missed, but I am excited for the next adventures and everything that North Carolina has to offer. LRD became a home for me.”
Capt. Werner came to LRD at an exciting time. Since his arrival in 2021, he was able to witness many of the exciting projects and programs throughout the region. As he reflects on his time with the Corps, he knows he will cherish the moments spent with his teammates and the unique experiences he had.
“Exposure to USACE early on in my Army career was definitely beneficial,” said Werner. “The greatest thing I learned about were the contributions that USACE provides to this country. Our military and civilians in the Army working together to accomplish our mission. One particular highlight would be traveling to Mayfield, KY to witness the great work and partnership of our teams in the Emergency Response efforts.”
Werner expressed that it isn’t just LRD he will miss, but the beautiful surroundings that Cincinnati has to offer. While in Cincinnati, Werner built a temporary life of his own with his girlfriend, Emily, and the recent addition of his best friend and canine, Blu.
“Outside of work, I believe Emily and I enjoyed the riverfront parks the most, spending time with friends at Sleepy Bee, and exploring all the farmers markets and restaurants around Cincinnati! We loved every bit of our adventure here,” said Werner. “Blu loved the parks in Cincinnati, but he is happy to run around in his own backyard for the first time ever!”
LRD wishes Capt. Werner, Emily, and Blu the best as he embarks on his future career with the Army.