June 3, 2016
Annual Command Water Safety Message
As we move into our peak recreation season and associated expansion in public use of our
beautiful lake and river amenities, it's once again time to reinforce the Corps' commitment to
public water safety. As always, ensuring water safety remains a top command priority and the
attached FY 16 DCG-CEO water safety message from MG Ed Jackson helps underscore that
imperative. His message asks that all MSC and district commands ensure that water safety be
fully supported by all applicable directorates and offices, including Operations, Safety,
Security, Public Affairs, Office of Counsel and Real Estate. Directorates should work together
to develop, promote, and implement mutually supportive water safety actions and programs.
A key part of our program is the new campaign, "Life Jacket Worn....Nobody Mourns."
The attached Resource Guide can assist your districts and projects to effectively leverage
The Corps is fully committed to ensuring that visitors to our lake and
river projects have a safe and enjoyable experience. The professionalism, actions, and
commitment of our park rangers, managers, and others working at the field level are
instrumental in helping reduce the number of public fatalities and accidents. They are
indispensable and remain vital to any effective water safety campaign.
appropriate distribution of attached memorandum throughout your command. Thanks for all
you and your teams do every day. Have a Safe Summer!
E. Belk, Jr PE
Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division
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