Major General Michael Walsh requested that Army Corps District Commanders consider selectively expanding life jacket mandatory-wear policy at targeted locations within their divisions.
In 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers began a study of life jacket wear mandates at a small group of test lakes. The Corps has issued aÂ reportÂ on its findings. The study allows commanders to analyze statistics and focus attention on areas with high boating fatality rates.
The Corps has aÂ strategic campaign planÂ for reducing water fatalities by 50 percent by the end of fiscal year 2014.