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Transatlantic Division News

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Author: Lynda Yezzi, Transaltlantic Division Office of Public Affairs
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  • February

    Engineer School Commandant’s promotion makes American History

    It was fitting that the promotion ceremony for newly promoted Brig. Gen. Mark C. Quander took place on Feb. 14, 2020, halfway through Black History Month. The extended Quander family is the only African American family to produce four general officers in the U.S. military. The other three general officers who encompass this history were also in attendance at the promotion ceremony: Gen. (ret.) Vincent K. Brooks, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Leo A. Brooks, Sr., and Brig. Gen. (ret.) Leo A. Brooks, Jr. The Brooks family remains the only African American family to have three general from the same immediate family, and is connected to the Quander family tree in several ways, with the primary link being through Naomi Lewis Brooks, the mother to Leo Jr. and Vincent Brooks.
  • October

    Deployed Engineer awarded Bronze de Fleury Medal

    In an intimate ceremony on Bagram Airfield Oct. 22, 2019, Army Maj. Mark Lojewski received one of the highest awards a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can receive – the Army Engineer Association's Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. The de Fleury Medal is a symbol of leadership and devotion to the engineering career field presented by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, to only a few Soldiers every year. The Bronze de Fleury Medal may be presented to an individual who has rendered significant service or support to an element of the Engineer Regiment.
  • September

    From sticks to STEM – USACE and STARBASE work to build the future

    What do you get when you combine 14 glue guns, 700 popsicle sticks, 26 school kids and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers colonel? Two hours of fun, learning and LOTS of laughter!
  • July

    Heuser retires from military service; heads to Army War College as a civilian

    Army Reserve Col. Todd M. Heuser was retired July 13, 2019, at the George Washington Hotel in downtown Winchester, Virginia, after a 30-year military career. And, in an unusual twist, he was also “farewelled” from his civilian position as the Transatlantic Division’s Chief of Plans as he departs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to attend the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Usually, military colonels attend the Army’s senior service school while still in uniform; however, it is open to members of the civil service ranks. Heuser will be a part of the Class of 2020, where he will earn a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies following 10-months of rigorous study at the college.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • February

    Task Force Essayons changes commanders during ceremony in Iraq

    USACE Transatlantic Division’s Task Force Essayons changed leaders during a ceremony that took place
  • After 32 years of service to the nation, Command Sgt. Maj. Etter retires

    WINCHESTER, Va. – Saying farewell to someone whose career counsel and guidance touched three decades