About Us


About the Charleston District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has a unique and varied program that grows larger every year. The Civil Works, Navigation, Regulatory, Emergency Management, Military, and Interagency and International Services programs serve a diverse group of customers that span not only South Carolina, but also globally, which keeps the staff of more than 240 quite busy.

Established in 1821, the District was initially charged with constructing Forts Johnson, Moultrie and Sumter, as well as building the jetties in 1882. Since then, the District has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country. Throughout the 19th century, the Corps built coastal fortifications, surveyed harbors and waterways, eliminated navigational hazards, and constructed and renovated buildings throughout the nation. While the mission and tasks have evolved with the needs and priorities of the nation, the dedication and commitment of the workforce has remained constant.

While continually focusing on our customer base, the District proudly supports and serves the interests of our nation by developing and facilitating innovative and effective solutions that meet engineering, environmental and emergency management needs for South Carolina, the U.S. Army and the nation.