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

    Strong Partnerships – A Catalyst for Innovation

    The U.S. Army Central’s Bunker Retrofit project is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ latest battlefield innovation and is the result of a partnership between U.S. Army Central, U.S. Air Forces Central, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. This project, now in its second phase of testing, is designed to increase the protection provided by force protection bunkers throughout CENTCOM’s AOR.
  • March

    Strengthening Partnerships Starts from the Inside – People First

    WINCHESTER, Va. – Strengthening relationships is as important within an organization as it is with external mission partners. Once a month, Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division commander, sits down with his workforce for a bit of conversation over a morning cup of coffee. It may seem like a small gesture, but it has a huge impact.
  • January

    Reflecting on 2022 partnerships: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division’s response to Ian

    Five team members assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division partnered with hundreds of personnel from federal, state and local agencies, nongovernment organizations and private organizations to respond to Hurricane Ian in October 2022.
  • Beyond MLK DAY – Inspiring Conversations that Make a Difference

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division and its districts join the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the importance of this day and its impact on our lives and our organization were felt well before the holiday weekend began – through conversations that will make a difference well beyond our MLK Day celebrations.
  • September

    Always Ready, Always There and Always Forward

    The Transatlantic Expeditionary District, headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, is the only district in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that is expeditionary and forward deployed. As a contingency district, it has relied on stateside Corps districts and state Army National Guard units to fill the various positions necessary to take on the complex engineering and construction environment in the Middle East.
  • Full Circle: One man's road to the Corps

    Mohammed Maaroof, an Iraqi native and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Expeditionary District electrical engineer, grew up in war-torn Iraq, but would not let that define how his life would turn out or end.
  • August

    Pioneering Partnership Strives to Save Lives Through Innovation

    Winning an award is not the goal of innovation but they often go hand-in-hand. The goal of innovation, according to, is to improve life for the end-user. A pioneering partnership between three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organizations recently received a USACE Innovation of the Year Award for doing just that – and then some! This team’s innovative approach to solving an engineering challenge doesn’t simply improve the life of the end-user, it strives to save their life.
  • July

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Expeditionary District Holds Assumption of Command

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division’s Expeditionary District, in an Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
  • June

    Qatar Partners with USACE Transatlantic Division to Strengthen the Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been Building Strong across the Middle East for nearly 70 years, partnering with allied nations to build civil and defense infrastructure in a dynamic, challenging construction environment. These partnerships and the projects they execute are not just necessary for our success - but also for the success of our nation’s global priorities and our allied mission partners’ continued security and stability. The State of Qatar, one of our allied partners, is moving full speed ahead to make that a reality with its own Corps of Engineers nested within the Qatari Land Forces.
  • May

    Transatlantic Expeditionary District celebrates first anniversary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers newest district, the Transatlantic Division’s Expeditionary District, held its one-year anniversary at a celebratory event on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.