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Posted 2/28/2012

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By T.W.Lyman

CAMP ZAMA, JAPAN Camp Zama is home to one of America’s most promising government engineers. 

    Cedric V. Bazemore, one of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan Engineer District’s finest, was feted at a banquet last month in Philadelphia by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG).  As a project engineer and team leader, he is a valuable member of the Department of Defense’s agent for comprehensive professional quality engineering and construction services to all US Forces in Japan in support of peacetime and contingency operations.   With teammates like Bazemore, there is little wonder why the Pacific Ocean Division is the nation’s premier public service engineering and construction organization in the Asia-Pacific region.  Quality begets quality. 

    Baltimore-based CCG selected Bazemore as one of the nation’s most promising government engineers from nominees worldwide.  In addition to producing the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Global Competitiveness Conference and the Women of Color STEM Conference, CCG publishes US Black Engineer & IT magazines and has been recognizing prominent STEM professionals for more than 25 years.  CCG chose Bazemore from hundreds of applicants based on the following the fact that he is an engineer early (3-10 years) into his career and demonstrates ‘tremendous potential for future contributions.’  His package demonstrated the uniqueness of his contributions to the organization, his leadership abilities and initiative, professional and technical achievements, potential for advancement, and the social and or economic value of Bazemore’s development.

        The BEYA most promising government engineer has significantly contributed to, or led projects involving barracks, health clinics, work spaces, youth centers and schools, plus earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and successfully completed the USACE Leadership Development Program (ULDP).   

         As if that isn’t enough for an entire career, Bazemore received notification that he earned the BEYA award last year, and this December 2011 he learned he had earned is Professional Engineer (PE) License.

         Bazemore shares his experiences and talents with area students by sponsoring and supporting the West Point Cadets during their Cadet Troop Leadership Training rotation with USACE Japan District and a bid proposal contest involving Department of Defense Dependent Education Activity high school (STEM) students.  He also mentors younger students in the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day at Camp Zama.