Corps' Walla Walla District
Lt. Col. Timothy R. Vail assumed command last week of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a ceremony held in Walla Walla.
Brig. Gen. John S. Kem, commander of the Corps' Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Andrew D. Kelly transferred command to Vail. Kelly served as the district commander for the past two years.
The Walla Walla District, established in 1948, encompasses more than 107,000 square miles in parts of six states -- Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. It is a multi-faceted district responsible for providing hydropower, environmental stewardship, flood risk management and recreation opportunities and maintaining a navigation channel in the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Vail's most recent assignment was in the Pentagon's Office for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, (G-8) in the Force Development Directorate, Full Dimension Protection Division.
For more information about the Walla Walla District and to read Vail's complete biography, visit our website.
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