International Joint Commission Names Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. as U.S. Section Secretary


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International Joint Commission Names
Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. as U.S. Section Secretary

Dr. Gerald (Gerry) E. Galloway, Jr. has been chosen as the Secretary to the United States Section, International Joint Commission and will assume responsibilities on July 20, 1998. The Secretary serves as the principal administrator of the U.S.Section office in Washington, D.C. and senior advisor to the Commissioners.

The International Joint Commission prevents and resolves disputes between the United States and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and pursues the common good of both countries as an independent advisor to the two governments. The Commission has six members, three appointed by the President of the United States, with the advice and approval of the Senate, and three by the Government of Canada.

Dr. Galloway is currently Dean of the Faculty and Academic Programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

A civil engineer, public administrator and geographer, Dr. Galloway has served as a consultant to the Executive Office of the President, and has assisted the U.S. Water Resources Council, World Bank, Organization of American States, Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various other organizations in water resources related activities. He served as a presidential appointee to the Mississippi River Commission (1988-1995) and was assigned to the White House to lead the Interagency Floodplain Management Review Committee (1993-1994) in assessing the causes of the 1993 Mississippi River floods and proposing a long-term approach to floodplain management. In April 1998 he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a member of the American Heritage Rivers Initiative Advisory Committee. He has lectured and written extensively on the management of water resources.

A Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dr. Galloway is currently a member of a task group reviewing the causes and mitigation of major hydrologic events. He is also a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers and serves as Vice Chair of the Education Committee. He was a Councillor to the American Geographical Society (1990-1996) and a member of the Board the Hudson River Environmental Society (1984-1992). In 1996 he became Director of the Hudson River Foundation. He is a member of the American Water Resources Association, the International Water Resources Association, the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses and the Association of American Geographers, where he was Co-Founder and Chair of its Water Resources Specialty Group. He is a registered professional engineer in New York.

Dr. Galloway graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned into the Army as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his 38-year career in the military, he served in various command and staff assignments in Germany, Southeast Asia and the United States. He commanded the Army Corps of Engineers District in Vicksburg, Mississippi (1974-1977). In 1979, he joined the faculty of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, serving successively as Professor of Geography and Computer Science, and Professor and founding Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. In 1990 he was promoted to Brigadier General and appointed the ninth Dean of the Academic Board (Chief Academic Officer) of the Military Academy. He retired from active duty in 1995.

Dr. Galloway holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Princeton, a Master's in Public Administration from Penn State (Capitol Campus), a Master's in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a Ph.D. in Geography (Water Resources) from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Dr. Galloway is married to the former Diane Messinger and they have six children.