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 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.

Transatlantic Division News

  • April

    Task Fore Essayons Hq. Detachment changes command

    The Transatlantic Division’s Task Force Essayons (TFE) conducted a change of command for its Headquarters Detachment on April 6, 2019, at Camp Taji, Iraq. TFE Commander Col. Jim Riely presided over the ceremony where Capt. Joe Marut relinquished command to Capt. Andrea Taylor.
  • Outside the Cubicle:

    The USACE Transatlantic Division's new Chief of Safety and Occupational Health, Lorese Dudley, says her mission is to prevent accidental injury, loss of life, and loss of equipment, all which could impact the mission. Dudley considers safety as a cultural state 24/7 and not a reactive response only implemented during duty hours.
  • Afghanistan District welcomes the Chief of Engineers

    (In celebration of Engineer Regimental Week we bring you the second article in a five-part series on the 54th Chief of Engineers’ visit to the Transatlantic Afghanistan District)
  • Contracting expert earns TAD ‘Employee of the Year’ award

    Rachael Raposa, the Transatlantic Division’s Regional Contracting Chief, received TAD’s “Employee of the Year Award” for 2018 by TAD Commander Col. Mark C. Quander during a ceremony at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., March 28, 2019.
  • Afghanistan District welcomes Chief of Engineers

    The 54th Chief of Engineers, USACE and Command Sergeant Major visit the forward deployed USACE District in Afghanistan.
  • March

    TAD HQ and forward deployed task forces rate their jobs as ‘Best places to work’

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division Headquarters and TAD’s Deployed Task Forces were voted “best places to work” across USACE for 2018. The designation came from an unusual source: The employees working in Winchester, Va., and those forward deployed across the Middle East. The BPTW score is calculated based on the percentage of positive responses to questions during the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, taken annually by Federal employees.
  • Grubbs named TAD Employee of the Quarter

    Transatlantic Division Emergency Management Specialist Carey L. Grubbs was recently named TAD Employee of the Quarter for Oct-Dec 2018, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va. The award was presented by TAD Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, who lauded Grubbs for his great work, spearheading several highly visible and planning-intensive initiatives for TAD’s Plans and Operations Center.
  • Conducting a structural assessment is a joint effort

    Teams from within the Afghanistan footprint work together to conduct a structural assessment.
  • After 40 years in public service, long-time TAD PAO departs (again)

    The Transatlantic Division bid a fond farewell to a long-time public servant and friend to the organization when Joan Kibler retired (again) on March 19, 2019, after 40 years in public service. Kibler was a “reemployed annuitant” – a former federal civil servant who came out of retirement to return to Federal service – supporting TAD’s Public Affairs office.
  • Transatlantic Division assists USCENTCOM with updating design, construction standards

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division provides direct support to U.S. Central Command, functioning as the primary provider of engineering services to the combatant command and numerous U.S. and foreign customers throughout the more than 4 million-square-mile area of operations. Exemplifying the USACE vision to provide engineering solutions for the nation’s toughest challenges, the Transatlantic Division is helping USCENTCOM with a major rewrite of its Sand Book, a manual outlining construction guidelines, while concurrently updating the Contingency Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) design standards and processes.