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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, passes the unit colors to Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers, the incoming Expeditionary District Commander, during an Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, outgoing commander, passes the district colors to Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, at the Transatlantic Expeditionary District's Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, speaks to the audience during an Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers, the incoming Expeditionary District Commander, speaks to the audience during an Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers, the new Expeditionary District Commander, leads the audience in singing the Army song at the conclusion of his Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, poses with Col. Craig Baumgartner, left, the Transatlantic Division's Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers, the new Expeditionary District Commander, and Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, right, the outgoing Commander following an Assumption of Command ceremony, July 21, 2022, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Ahmed Magdy, ASG-Kuwait Training Support Center)
Sgt. Maj. Joseph B. Taylor, center, the newly assigned Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District (TAE), poses for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Delfin Romani, left, the outgoing Command Sergeant Major for Transatlantic Division (TAD), and TAD's incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton Morehouse, following an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Taylor, at the TAE Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait City, Kuwait, on June 9, 2022.
Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, Commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District (TAE), presents the unit colors to Sgt. Maj. Joseph Taylor, the incoming Senior Enlisted Advisor, during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Taylor, at the TAE Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait City, Kuwait, on June 9, 2022. (US Army photo by Richard Bumgardner)
Sgt. Maj. Joseph B. Taylor, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District (TAE), speaks to the audience at his Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, held at the TAE Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait City, Kuwait, on June 9, 2022. The TAE workforce, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Delfin Romani, the outgoing command sergeant major for Transatlantic Division, and TAD's incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton Morehouse, witnessed the time-honored tradition as Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, Commander of the Expeditionary District, passed the colors to Sgt. Maj. Taylor. (US Army photo by Richard Bumgardner)
Sgt. Maj. Joseph B. Taylor, right, the newly assigned Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District (TAE), salutes his new commander, Lt. Col. Peter M. Ammerman, during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Taylor, at the TAE Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait City, Kuwait, on June 9, 2022.
Photo of the U.S. Army Sergeant Major cake presented to Sgt. Maj. Joseph Taylor, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Expeditionary District's new Senior Enlisted Advisor, held at the Engineering Center Of Excellence, Kuwait City, Kuwait, on June 9, 2022.
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)
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)
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

  • 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 Medium.com, 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.
  • 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.

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