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US Army Corps of Engineers
Southwestern Division

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  • Pratt assumes command of Corps' Tulsa District

    Col. Richard A. Pratt assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, after a ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Friday, July 12. In the tradition-filled change of command ceremony, Col. Pratt assumed command of the Tulsa District from Col. Michael J. Teague, who has been the district commander for the past three years and retired after 28 years in the Army.
  • Pannell assumes command of Galveston District

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 9, 2013) – Col. Christopher W. Sallese passed the command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony.
  • Paul assumes command of Corps’ Little Rock District

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- During a July 2 ceremony at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in downtown Little Rock, Col. Courtney W. Paul assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District.
  • Russo honored with bronze de Fleury Medal

    Dallas--Ray Russo, acting Director of Regional Business for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was recently honored with the presentation of the Bronze de Fleury Medal for his superior service to the Army Engineer Regiment and numerous contributions to both the Civil Works and Military Programs missions of the Southwestern Division.
  • Meeting the nation's infrastructure challenges through collaboration, partnerships

    DALLAS - As our nation's infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate, and funding levels remain unchanged, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is faced with the challenge of maintaining the nation's waterways and reservoirs all while reducing spending.
  • SWD, Texas Ports partner to address current issues, future needs

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southwestern Division met with representatives from Texas Ports and the Texas Department of Transportation in Galveston, Texas, June 20, to identify current areas of need and discuss opportunities to improve the infrastructure that supports the Texas Coast and its immense economic impact on both Texas and the Nation. The meeting, held in conjunction with the Texas Water Conservation Association’s mid-year conference in Galveston, provided an opportunity for Corps and state officials to look at current ways of doing business as well as identify means to improve customer relationships and support.
  • Water Management: Corps’ Southwestern Division partners to build a resilient, reliable water resources portfolio

    The cycles of drought and flooding that have defined Texas and much of the southwest over the years have presented many challenges in water management, all intensified by the large gains in population and industry that the area has seen. With 28 reservoirs in Texas with storage set aside for water supply, and 74 multipurpose water reservoirs within the region, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southwestern Division has been in the forefront, working with state and local governments and other stakeholders to ensure they are able to meet the water needs of the area. SWD participated in the Texas Water Conservation Organization’s Mid-Year Conference in Galveston, Texas, June 19-21 to discuss its role in water management and efforts to build a resilient and reliable portfolio that meets the current and future water resources needs for the region.
  • SWD welcomes new Division Counsel

    The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, welcomes Nancye Bethurem as the Division’s new Division Counsel. Bethurem recently arrived at SWD after serving as Senior Counsel, Compliance Law Department, with Savannah River Remediation LLC in Aiken, S.C. As the Division Counsel, Bethurem is responsible for providing all legal services required to execute a military construction and civil works program.
  • SWD welcomes new Human Resources Director

    The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes Benjamin Bracken as the new Director of Human Resources. Bracken recently joined the Division after serving as the Director of Human Resources with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division in Cincinnati, Ohio for four years. As the SWD Director of Human Resources, Bracken is responsible for all personnel actions within the Division.
  • Corps unable to open campgrounds along navigation system for 2013

    by Tulsa District Public Affairs The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is unable to open Corps-operated campgrounds along the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for the 2013 recreation season. Funding for the Oklahoma portion of the navigation system has been reduced to the point where we are not able to safely open and operate the campgrounds.