US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Values–The ERDC Way

We discover new ways to solve problems to make the world safer and better as we become the world’s premier public engineering and environmental science research and development organization.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
(Because we VALUE the following)
OUR BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS:
(We DO the following)
GSL, Hangar 4 pavement testingOUR PEOPLE 

We value our employees because they are our most important asset.We value creativity and new ideas, embracing the best of them wherever they are to be found.We value integrity, so we align what we say and what we do consistently with the ERDC way.

  • We develop our people to help them realize their full potential.
  • We invest to build our capabilities and remain world-class by sustaining a world-class staff in a world-class environment.
  • We lead multidisciplinary, collaborative teams/approaches to learn, innovate and revolutionize our fields.
  • We are agile--evaluating, adapting and learning continuously.
  • We do what's right—the right thing, at the right time, in the right way.
Our CustomersOUR CUSTOMERS

We value our customers. We know whom we serve and are passionate about working collaboratively to solve tough problems. We value the opportunity to make a difference in our world.

  • We consider our customers in everything we do and recognize that every ERDC employee is an ambassador for our brand.
  • We are committed to listening to and communicating effectively with our customers.
  • We do what we promise, there is no middle ground—if we say it, we do it.
ITL, High performance computing centerOUR TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

We value technical excellence and knowledge sharing, seeking to remain at the forefront of our technical disciplines and collaborating with partners at the forefront of theirs.We value practical, innovative solutions and seek to provide exceptional products and services.

  • We form the bridge from discovery to practical solutions--doing everything from pushing the boundaries of science to advising on practical engineering solutions--informing our actions by our pursuit of new knowledge.
  • We leverage our unique technical expertise knowing that our customers come to us because we are the best at what we do.
  • We build coalitions, partnering to extend our capabilities, so we can provide seamless, comprehensive solutions.