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22-051 Corps of Engineers announces July 8 change-of-command ceremony

Posted on July 4, 2022

WALLA WALLA, Wash. –  The public is invited to attend the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, change-of-command ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8. The ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube at

Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack will assume command of the District from departing Commander Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers, who commanded the Walla Walla District for two years and is moving on to take command of an O- 6 USACE District at Camp Afifjan, Kuwait.

The Walla Walla District, established in 1948, encompasses more than 107,000 square miles in parts of six states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. It is a multi-faceted district responsible for providing hydropower, environmental stewardship, flood risk management and recreation opportunities, and for maintaining a navigation channel in the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Col. Aaron L. Dorf, deputy commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, will preside over the ceremony. He is responsible for providing guidance and direction to five operating district commands located in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Walla Walla, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska; with a combined professional workforce of nearly 4,800.


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