Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division from Brig. Gen. Kim Colloton during a formal change of command ceremony today at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, Calif.
As commander of South Pacific Division, Owen oversees water resources, military construction, environmental stewardship and restoration and emergency management in 10 states including 1,100 miles of coast line, 3.9 million acres of estuarine wetlands, 2,290 miles of federal levees and 46 dams and reservoirs. Most recently, South Pacific Division responded to the COVID-19 pandemic working with partner agencies to establish eight alternate care facilities across eight states.