Foreword: This is the eleventh publication in the Engineer Memoirs series of career interviews. The series contains the selected recollections of major figures in recent Corps history. These memoirs lend important perspective to decision making, now and in the future. By making these recollections available, the series preserves and shares the knowledge and experience of retired Corps officers and civilians.
Carroll H. Dunn had a distinguished career in the United States Army, which culminated with his two-year tenure as the director of the Defense Nuclear Agency from 197 1 to 1973. In his earlier assignments he commanded the 105th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater during World War II and was the executive to the Chief of Engineers. He headed the Directorate of Construction, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, and the Directorate of Military Construction, Office of the Chief of Engineers. His last assignment with the Corps was as Deputy Chief of Engineers. I recommend this interview to thoughtful officers and civilians of the engineer family.