THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT BERNARD FLOWERS AS A MEMBER AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Brigadier General Robert Bernard Flowers of Vicksburg, Mississippi, as Member and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Representative to the Mississippi River Commission.
Brigadier General Flowers currently serves as Commanding General of the United States Army Engineer of the Lower Mississippi Valley Division in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is the former assistant commandant of the United States Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, a position he held from November of 1993 through July of 1994.
Brigadier General Flowers is a decorated commander, having served as Brigade Commander in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He also served as Unified Task Force Engineer of the United Nations Task Force in Somalia. He is a Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal recipient. Brigadier General Flowers received his B.S. in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia. He and his wife Lynda have four sons.
The Mississippi River Commission is a seven-member board. The primary function of the commission is to plan, implement, construct and operate the Mississippi River and Tributaries project. In his capacity as a Member of the Mississippi River Commission, Brigadier General Flowers will develop and execute a program for flood control, navigation, and environmental preservation and development in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.