We are pleased to announce that Mitchell Kirkland, PE, MBA, has joined the U.S. Forensic team in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Kirkland obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, Charleston, SC. He obtained his Master in Business Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He also attended the Air Force Command & Staff College, SC Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, and he served in the United States Marine Corps as a UH-1 “Huey” Pilot, Officer in Charge and Assistant Operations Officer. He is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana.
Prior to joining U.S. Forensic, Mr. Kirkland worked as a Senior Civil Superintendent and managed all civil construction activities for a new $1 billion airport terminal on a ninety-acre site. He was responsible for coordination and planning with multiple subcontractors and prioritizing critical path activities as well as enforcing project safety standards. Mr. Kirkland also has experience in the renewable energy field. As project manager, he retro-fitting 544 blades already installed on windmill turbines in Northern Sweden.
As a field engineer and construction manager, Mr. Kirkland was involved in the design, construction, and inspection of earth levees, wetlands creation for mitigation, and flood control structures (steel barge gates with receiving walls). He was involved in the initial phase of the Hurricane Isaac Recovery Project and served as the direct link between the design engineering staff and construction activities in the field on a $1.4 billion design-build construction program to protect the city of New Orleans against a 100-year storm.