Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Employee Spotlight: Shannon Sauter

Story by Bryanna Poulin on 02/06/2019
Employee Spotlight: Shannon Sauter
Job Title: Honolulu District Quality Management Chief/ Training Coordinator

How long have you been at Honolulu District or with USACE?
I wear many hats: Knowledge Management and Quality Management Officer as well as District Training Coordinator. If someone can come up with a snappy acronym let me know.

What did you do before you arrived at POH?
I was a Strategic Planner for US Army Garrison Fort Hood.

Briefly describe your daily routines?
Always learning and looking for ways to improve or streamline a process. I'm a big fan of working smarter. Keeping track of ongoing training and future training needs.

What's the best thing about USACE?
To me it is a hybrid of a private engineering firm and the Army the best of both worlds.

What does your workspace look like?
I'm upstairs in the command suite with a window adjacent to the elementary school. I love hearing the kids laughing while they're out at recess.

What do you like to do when you're not at the office?
Go to the beach!

Fill in the blank: I once met
I once met Gordon Cooper, one of the Mercury 7 astronauts.

If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
I'd love to be able to fly.

Before working at USACE what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
I worked as a consultant and went to Air Force bases all over the United States and Europe. Went into all the NASA buildings at Cape Canaveral, Florida and up into the cockpit of the Stealth Bomber.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I'd be a high school science teacher and spend my time showing the kids awesome experiments and telling them how cool it is to study physical sciences.

Why did you choose your career path?
I keep following opportunities to learn and challenge myself.

What do you find the challenging aspect of the job?
Learning all of the USACE lingo!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
As the training coordinator, I like knowing I can help folks grow in their jobs and show them what opportunities lie ahead.

What is the best advice you can give to a new employee arriving to USACE?
Be nice to the Training Coordinator!

Why did you choose your career path?
I keep following opportunities to learn and challenge myself.

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