Foreword: Few retired officers or civilians of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ever set down a summary of their careers with the intention of sharing their acquired knowledge with others. As a result, our organization and the engineering profession have lost valuable information and an important perspective for present and future decision-making. This volume in the Engineer Memoirs Series attempts to correct the situation by preserving material of historical significance that is not available elsewhere.
Lieutenant General Walter K. Wilson, Jr., had a distinguished career in the Corps of Engineers which culminated with his selection as Chief of Engineers in 1961. I recommend this interview to thoughtful offices and civilian members of the Engineer family.