Chief of Engineers Visits Charleston District

Published Jan. 19, 2011

Charleston, SC- January 19, 2011- On January 18, 2011, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Charleston District to be briefed on current projects and address employees, customers and stakeholders of the District.


Upon arrival, Van Antwerp, the 52nd Chief of Engineers, met with Charleston District leadership to discuss the state of current projects before addressing employees at an internal town hall meeting to share the state of the Corps at the national level. Van Antwerp then met with a small group of Charleston District customers and stakeholders to receive feedback directly from them on the work the District has done for them. Attendees were encouraged to speak openly with Van Antwerp about their feelings on the work the District and the Corps have done.


“Enabling our Chief to meet with our customers and stakeholders is right in line with our goals of attaining customer feedback,” said Lt. Col. Jason Kirk, Charleston District Commander. “We wanted the Chief to know how our customers really feel about the work that we do on a daily basis instead of just telling him how we believe they feel. The event was a great way to get real feedback directly from the source.”


Van Antwerp is the senior military officer overseeing most of the nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. He took office on May 18, 2007 and is responsible for more than 37,000 civilian and 600 military employees who provide project management and construction support to 250 military installations around the world, as well as overseeing environmental protection projects and emergency response support to FEMA. Van Antwerp is a graduate of West Point and holds masters degrees from the University of Michigan and Long Island University.


For more information or questions, please contact the Charleston District’s Corporate Communications Office at 843-329-8123.



Glenn Jeffries

Release no. 11-0101