Raymond (Ray) C. Gabriel has been named chief of Procurement and Supply Division for the New Orleans (La.) District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Col. Early J. Rush III, district engineer.
As procurement officer, Mr.
Gabriel is responsible for carrying out all phases of technical and specialized procurement and supply functions for the New Orleans District.
Mr. Gabriel, a native of Pennsauken, N.J., graduated from high school there. He began his Federal career with the Post Office in Camden, N.J., in 1964. In 1967, he began working for the Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers as a procurement assistant.
The new procurement officer transferred to the New Orleans District in 1974 as chief, Procurement Branch. Soon after his arrival in New Orleans, he became chief, Contract Administration Section. In 1977, he was named chief, Contract Branch, and in June 1978 was promoted to chief, Procurement and Supply Division.
During his career with the Government, Mr. Gabriel has received numerous awards and commendations.
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