US Army Corps of Engineers
Charleston District

Congressional Interests

On July 12th, Lt. Col. Rachel Honderd assumed command of the Charleston District as the 88th commander. She is the first female commander of the Charleston District.
In the last 10 years, the District has completed numerous beach renourishment projects on Folly Beach, the Grand Strand and others. Some renourishments were regularly scheduled, but there have been several emergency renourishments due to hurricane activity. Learn more about what we've done on South Carolina beaches in the last 10 years.
The largest project in Charleston District history is underway and has gone through many milestones in the last 10 years. The Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project is the first project to go through the Corps SMART planning process from start to finish, which saved years and millions of dollars. Now, the Entrance Channel is being dredged. Learn more about the history of the Post 45 project and what's coming next in this update.
In 2008, the Charleston District became a "military district" once again by taking over projects at Fort Jackson. The workload and personnel on the ground were small, but now we've executed $1 billion in work to construct, renovate and maintain more than 50 buildings. The work we do at Fort Jackson serves 50% of the incoming soldiers to the Army each year. Learn more about our work at Fort Jackson in the last 10 years in this update.
10 years ago, the only STEM opportunities the District provided were to bring students in once a year for National Engineers Week and show them a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the District participates in about a dozen STEM events each year that are interactive and informative, plus host many students for job shadowing and internships. Learn more about the progress of the District's STEM outreach in this 10 year update.
10 years ago, the District was just beginning to work with an applicant on a gold mine in Lancaster County, SC. The permit for Haile Gold Mine was issued in 2014 and work commenced. Since then, the operation has been successful and the operators are now applying for a supplemental permit to expand operations. Learn more about the Haile Gold Mine project over the last 10 years.
One customer the Charleston District has been doing a wide variety of projects for in the last 10 years is Joint Base Charleston. The work at JBC is extremely diverse, from hotel construction to replacing lights on a runway to paving a bridge. Learn more about the projects we've done on Joint Base Charleston in the last 10 years.
Charleston District

Contact Us

Brian Williams
Chief, Programs & Project Management Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
69A Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
843-329-8153
Brian.P.Williams@usace.army.mil

Latest News Releases

Second Contract Awarded for Charleston Harbor Deepening

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Charleston, S.C. – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District announced the award

Folly Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project Media Opportunity

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:26:21 GMT

Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston DistrictWhat: The Charleston District is holding a

Emergency Permitting Procedures for Storm Damage

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:24:06 GMT

CHARLESTON, S.C. --- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District announced the initiation

South Carolina Federal Beaches Status Update

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:22:08 GMT

Charleston, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is currently conducting