On June 22nd, Col. Jason Kelly assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division. Col. Kelly assumed command from Maj. Gen. Diana Holland at a ceremony in Atlanta, Ga., where he will serve as the commander for a region that includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Puerto Rico.
Col. Kelly most recently served as the director of the office of the chief of engineers at the Pentagon. There, Col. Kelly provided advice on engineer matters and coordinated actions with the Army Staff, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Army Service Component Commands, Army Commands, and the U.S. Army Engineer School. The Director oversees actions impacting engineer force structure, resourcing, manning, training, equipping, deployment, and transformation. He also coordinates support to domestic and overseas contingency operations through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Army Operation Centers.
Col. Kelly has prior experience with the Corps, having previously served as the commander of both the Afghanistan District and Norfolk District.
Welcome, Col. Kelly!