Juan A. Dominguez
Regional Technical Specialist
Los Angeles District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
In his 25 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Juan A. Dominguez has been a steward of the keystone project for the Los Angeles District: the Santa Ana River Project. He has personally performed or managed all of the Cost Engineering work for this $2 billion project, including the design and construction of Seven Oaks Dam, modification to Prado Dam, and numerous miles of channels and levees. His work has aided projects for bridges, utilities, and roadways as well.
Along the way, Mr. Dominguez has earned numerous awards, including the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal, 15 straight years of performance awards, a NATO medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Medal for his seven month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Mr. Dominguez was raised in Venezuela until the age of 14 when he moved to the United States with his family. After quickly learning English, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated with degree in Civil Engineering and immediately joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Career Intern Program. Mr. Dominguez has been a valuable member of the Corps ever since. He has been personally responsible for mentoring upwards of 50 interns that have rotated through the Cost Section with institutional knowledge as well as support.
-By Vinnie Longobardo