Posted by: wadahp | November 22, 2010


Bret Ruby, Ph.D., Archaeologist and Cultural Resources Program Manager at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, has announced his departure from the Army to take a position as staff archaeologist at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ohio. Bret has been responsible for cultural resource programs and intiatives at Fort Lewis for 10 years. His tenure at the post has witnessed major projects including privitization of housing, consolidation with the cultural resource program at McChord AFB, major building rehabilitation projects, post 9/11 security design guidelines, and demolition of Cold War Era housing as the installation has grown to become the largest Army post on the west coast.  

DAHP extends congratulations and best wishes to Bret as he pursues his life-long professional interest in Hopewell Culture with the National Park Service. Cultural resource contacts at JBLM continue to be archaeologist Dale Sadler ( or architectural historian Dr. Duane Denfeld (    


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