Civil Engineer, Staff Sgt. Cody Foreman, for the 509th in the Armed Forces, was presented with an award recently for his achievements and assistance to others. The award was provided by the USO, an organization that has put many people in the Armed Forces first, and it was given because of the work Foreman has put into teaching people civil engineering as well as a number of training exercises in the field. It brings to mind that much of what a civil engineer is all about focuses on assisting the community and the people.
It also helps when the job is well worth the time and enjoyable too, like many civil engineers who enjoy their job. Foreman even mentions that as long as you do feel satisfied and happy with your job you’ll do well in it like he has. It certainly seems Civil Engineering is one of those jobs that people enjoy because it is assisting the community, and doing a service to make sure structures or places being built on are absolutely sound, including the spreading of entire cities and towers.
It also happens to be one of those jobs that doesn’t receive much recognition for the safety it provides to the community. Firefighters and police officers are often provided with awards for their services, but Civil Engineering has long been something that is behind the scenes. So seeing someone like an Armed Forces Civil Engineer receive such an honor only goes to show that people do care about what services we provide, and that just only makes the job even more satisfying in the end.