The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division serves as USACE’s tip of the spear in one of the most dynamic construction environments in the world, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING CAPACITY, and ENHANCING SECURITY for our nation, allies, and partners. 

We SAFELY deliver agile, responsive, and innovative, design, construction, engineering and contingency solutions in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and other global partners to advance national security interests.

Biography manager

  • SES Alvin “Al” B. Lee

    Mr. Alvin “Al” Lee is the Director for the Programs and Business Directorate, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Transatlantic Division, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, where he provides executive leadership and direction for the execution of the Division’s Military Construction, International and Interagency Support, and Foreign Military Sales programs. Mr. Lee is also responsible for the strategic direction, business processes, program analysis and evaluation, technical engineering, and financial operations of the Division.
  • Colonel James G. Riely

    Colonel James G. (Jim) Riely became commander of Task Force Essayons on February 19, 2019. As the Commander, he provides oversight of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers support to the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) for Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq and Syria. He commands a unit that provides planning, design, engineering, environmental support, and construction contract administration services for U.S. military operations. Task Force Essayons is headquartered in Camp Taji, Iraq, with offices in Iraq and Kuwait. 
  • Command Sergeant Major Randolph Delapena

    Command Sergeant Major Randolph Delapena became the Command Sergeant Major of the Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on February 5, 2019. The Transatlantic Division provides design, construction execution and related engineering services in direct support to USCENTCOM and other activities within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility to establish the conditions for regional security and stability; and enables the USSOCOM global construction program through centralized planning/programming on behalf of the USACE Enterprise.
  • Annette Evans

    Ms. Annette Evans is currently deployed as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management for the Afghanistan District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is responsible for providing program and project management oversight services to support the district’s mission in Afghanistan.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mike) Harding

    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Harding joined the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District as Deputy Commander, September 2018. As such, he is second in command of the District, which has more than 110 civilian, military, and contract employees who provide engineering solutions and expertise in support of U.S. efforts to help build a stronger Afghanistan.
  • Colonel Jason E. Kelly

    Colonel Jason E. Kelly assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District on June 28, 2018. The Afghanistan District supports Operations Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel by executing construction for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan supporting the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF); and for both the Department of Defense and the Department of State to complete projects authorized under the Afghan Infrastructure Fund program. The Afghanistan District is delivering more than $900 million in facilities supporting Afghan Air Force Modernization, the Afghan Special Security Forces, the National Army and Police, and Women’s Participation Program projects in support of gender integration across all ANDSF. The District’s projects support the local populace and build skilled human capital by using predominantly Afghan-owned companies in the construction programs and by having Afghan quality assurance staff assist in construction oversight.
  • Command Sergeant Major Nathaniel Atkinson

    Command Sergeant Major Nathaniel Atkinson assumed duties as the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District command sergeant major on August 13, 2018. In his appointed role as the command sergeant major, he supports the headquarters, to include its five field offices, and is responsible for providing professional development, morale, quality of life, and discipline to more than 110 military, civilian, and contract employees. He also provides advice and counsel to the District Commander and senior staff on all organizational strategic processes and district-wide operations.
  • Colonel Philip M. Secrist III

    Colonel Philip M. Secrist III assumed command of the Mosul Dam Task Force, Transatlantic Division, on June 3, 2018. In this position, he leads the management and execution of dam remediation efforts for Mosul Dam, Iraq, where he coordinates with senior representatives of the Government of Iraq, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Army Central Command, Operation Inherent Resolve Combined Joint Task Force Headquarters, foreign militaries, intergovernmental agencies, and other key stakeholders and customers.