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22-053 KingSlack takes command of Corps’ Walla Walla District

ShaiLin KingSlack

Posted on July 11, 2022

Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington, today.

Col. Aaron L. Dorf, deputy commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers transferred command to KingSlack. Childers served as the district commander for the past two years.

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 maintaining a commercial navigation channel in the Snake and Columbia rivers.

KingSlack most recently served as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District, in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about the Walla Walla District and to read KingSlack’s complete biography, visit our website at


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