Change of Command for South Pacific Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division
Published July 19, 2020
Updated: July 17, 2020

Brig. Gen. Kim Colloton will transfer command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division to Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen in a formal change of command ceremony July 21 at 10 a.m. PST at the Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito, Calif.

Due to the to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public, but will be live streamed on South Pacific Division’s Facebook page: @SouthPacificDivisionUSACE.

As the South Pacific Division’s 60th commander, Owen will lead a team of more than 2,300 civilians and soldiers that provides vital water resources, military construction, emergency response, and environmental stewardship in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and parts of Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Texas.

Colloton will assume command the Corps’ Transatlantic Division, headquartered in Winchester, Va., responsible for military construction supporting U.S. forces throughout the Middle East and Central Asia and for the Corps of Engineers’ international and interagency engineering missions supporting U.S. policy initiatives abroad.

Mike Petersen
Edward Coffey

Release no. 20-036