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Top US Army Corps of Engineers leader recruiting engineering students in Reno

By ThisIsReno

Brigadier General Mark Yenter to present civilian job opportunitiesThursday

News release from the University of Nevada, Reno

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Brigadier General Mark Yenter

In a time when unemployment is at an all-time high, engineering students at the University of Nevada, Reno will be hearing about civilian job opportunities with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. They are being treated Thursday to special recruitment sessions with the commander of the Pacific Ocean Division of the Corps – who is a fourth generation Nevadan and graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.

WHO: Brigadier General Mark Yenter, commander and division engineer of the Pacific Ocean Division, and James Bersson, director of regional business for the Corps, will talk about what the Corps of Engineers does and the job opportunities available. The human resources director will also be in attendance.

WHAT: Media representatives are invited to attend the information/recruitment session and to interview Yenter and Bersson following the session.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
10 a.m. – session with engineering students
11 a.m. to noon – conduct media interviews with BG Yenter

Where: Harry Reid Engineering Lab, Room 106

Corps Background:
Yenter commands the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division located in Hawaii, with four subordinate districts throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. The division oversees engineering design, construction and real estate management for the Army and Air Force in Hawaii, Alaska, and for all Department of Defense Agencies in Japan, Republic of Korea and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Yenter’s Nevada Background:
Brigadier General Yenter’s great-grandfather, Joseph Berger, settled in Northern Nevada in the late 1800s. Yenter is also a fourth generation graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in civil engineering and as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University ROTC program. His daughter is attending the University now (fifth generation). His great-grandmother Georgina Nelson graduated from the University in the early 1900s. His grandmother Olive Berger graduated in 1928 and his mother Dorothy Berger (Yenter) in 1954. BG Yenter’s father, Ken Yenter, was commissioned into the Army upon graduation from the University in 1954.