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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, hosts a Relinquishment of Command ceremony where the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, who will transfer command of the district to interim Expeditionary District Commander, Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Colloton hosted the time-honored transfer of authority and command ceremony as Reed was selected to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. Ammerman will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, hosts a Relinquishment of Command ceremony where the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, will transfer command of the district to interim Expeditionary District Commander, Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Colloton hosted the time-honored transfer of authority and command ceremony as Reed was selected to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. Ammerman will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Sgt. Maj. Jun Tomagan, the Expeditionary District Senior Enlisted Advisor, passes the unit colors to Col. Kenneth N. Reed, the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, during a Relinquishment of Command ceremony, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, hosted the time-honored transfer of authority and command ceremony as Reed was selected to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the interim Expeditionary District Commander, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Col. Kenneth N. Reed, the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, passes the unit colors to Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, at a Relinquishment of Command ceremony where Reed transfers command of the district to Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the interim Expeditionary District Commander, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, a Texas Army National Guard engineer from the 176th Engineer Brigade, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, passes the unit colors to Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the incoming Expeditionary District Commander, during a Relinquishment of Command ceremony, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Colloton hosted the time-honored transfer of authority and command ceremony as the outgoing Commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, was selected to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. Ammerman, a Texas Army National Guard engineer from the 176th Engineer Brigade, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, speaks to the audience during a Relinquishment of Command ceremony for the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, who will transfer command of the district to interim Expeditionary District Commander, Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, from the 176th Engineer Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Col. Kenneth N. Reed, the outgoing Expeditionary District Commander, speaks to the audience during a Relinquishment of Command ceremony where he will transfer command of the district to interim Expeditionary District Commander, Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, from the 176th Engineer Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the interim Expeditionary District Commander, thanks the live and virtual audience at the conclusion of the Relinquishment of Command ceremony where Col. Kenneth N. Reed, outgoing Commander, transferred command of the district to Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, a Texas Army National Guard engineer from the 176th Engineer Brigade, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Sgt. Maj. Jun Tomagan, the Expeditionary District Senior Enlisted Advisor, salutes Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the interim Expeditionary District Commander, at the conclusion of the Relinquishment of Command ceremony where Col. Kenneth N. Reed, outgoing Commander, transferred command of the district to Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, a Texas Army National Guard engineer from the 176th Engineer Brigade, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, the interim Expeditionary District Commander, address Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, at the conclusion of the Relinquishment of Command ceremony where outgoing Commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, transferred command of the district to Ammerman, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Ammerman, a Texas Army National Guard engineer from the 176th Engineer Brigade, will lead the district until Reed’s replacement, Lt. Col. Richard Childers, arrives in July, from his current assignment as the Walla Walla District commander. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) meet with Expeditionary District's safety, engineering, quality control and project managers, along with civilian construction company officials, at the Unaccompanied Officer Quarters construction site, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mar. 22, 2022. This onsite staff assistance visit (SAV) is just one of many staff and business process evaluations being performed by the TAD SAV team to prepare the Expeditionary District (TAE) for a follow-on inspection later this year. This is the first staff assistance evaluation in the short history of the Expeditionary District as it was formed in May, 2021, by the merger of the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and Task Force Essayons. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Col. Kenneth Reed, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Transatlantic Expeditionary District, presents end-of-tour awards to Troy Ephraim, at the Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait, on Apr. 2, 2022. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Col. Kenneth Reed, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Transatlantic Expeditionary District, presents an end-of-tour award to Patrick Corkren, at the Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait, on Apr. 2, 2022. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Col Kenneth Reed, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Expeditionary District, presents the Army Civilian Service Achievement Medal to Phyllis Watson, a contracting specialist deployed from USACE Huntsville Center, at the Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait, on Apr. 2, 2022. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
Col. Kenneth Reed, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District, discusses construction projects with Kendrick Lawrence, a program manager, before the start of the 7th Biannual Project Financial Management Review, held at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, Kuwait City, on Mar. 16, 2022.22.
Construction workers work on the new Camp Arifjan bike path, Mar. 3, 2022. The bike path will run more than 4900 feet and provide a safe path for soldiers and civilians along the busiest roadway on the camp. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
The de Fleury medal awarded to U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Volz, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Feb. 17, 2022. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, Transatlantic Expeditionary District Public Affairs)
U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Volz, center, an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District, receives the prestigious Steel Order of the de Fleury medal, from Sgt. Maj. Jun Tomagan, the senior enlisted advisor, at a ceremony held at the TAE headquarters, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Feb. 17, 2022. 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 and Civilians every year. Volz received his medal in recognition of his service to the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment in Iraq. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, TAE Public Affairs)
Greg Nivens (left), an environmental advisor, assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District, inspect the hazardous waste storage site on Al Asad Air Base, in Iraq, Feb. 8, 2022. (US Army photo by Richard Bumgardner)

Latest News

  • 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.
  • April

    Transatlantic Expeditionary District Relinquishment of Command

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division’s Expeditionary District commander, Col. Kenneth N. Reed, transferred command to Lt. Col Peter M. Ammerman at a relinquishment of command ceremony, April 25, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
  • March

    TAD SAV team evaluates TAE staff processes

    Functional managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division meet with Expeditionary District's leadership team, along with safety, engineering, quality control, and project managers, for a staff assistance visit at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 20-23, 2022.
  • What Engineers Do: EWeek highlights USACE Transatlantic Division engineer’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm

    What do engineers do? And why is engineering important? National Engineers Week, celebrated every year in February, helps us answer those questions, and more, by taking an in-depth look at these elusive professionals and what they are accomplishing across the nation. Here at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, our engineers spent EWeek sharing their thoughts, experiences and enthusiasm for their profession – despite their slight reluctance to be front and center.
  • February

    Partnership in Action

    With a long legacy of delivering solutions in one of the most complex engineering and construction environments on earth, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division remains the 'partner of choice' throughout the Middle East and Central Asia by building relationships on a foundation of commitment to excellence.
  • TAE Soldier receives prestigious award

    Staff Sgt. Mitchell Willyard, a U.S. Army Soldier deployed to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District, was inducted into the U.S. Army Central Command’s chapter of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Jan. 30, 2022.
  • January

    RCAB ground-breaking at Camp Buehring

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division’s Expeditionary District, and senior leaders from affected units, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new Rotational Combat Aviation Brigade headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 28, 2021.
  • December

    Transatlantic Division women raise their voices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    A panel of women from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division workforce raised their voices during The Power of Women in the Workforce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event held Dec. 3.
  • October

    Innovation at the Speed of Relevance – USACE Transatlantic Division participates in the 2021 USACE Innovation Summit

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division displayed its innovative spirit during the 2021 USACE Innovation Summit, a virtual event with national visibility that showcased Army Corps of Engineers innovations both from research and design and applied practices as well as innovations in human capital and business practices.

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