Posted on June 12, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District Commander Col. Zachary L. Miller will relinquish command of the district to Deputy District Commander Lt. Col. Robert W. Green in a ceremony scheduled for June 16, 10 a.m., at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive, Memphis.
In the Relinquish of Command Ceremony, Col. Miller will pass the Memphis District Distinguishing Flag to Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland. Maj. Gen. Holland will then pass the flag and command of the Memphis District to Lt. Col. Green. Lt. Col. Green will command the district until he transfers command to Col. Brian D. Sawser in an Assumption of Command Ceremony scheduled for July 22.
Col. Miller assumed command of the Memphis District, July 19, 2019. As Memphis District commander, he was responsible for flood damage reduction, navigation, environmental stewardship, emergency operations, and other authorized civil works along 610 miles of the Mississippi and White Rivers, encompassing a 25,000 square mile area in six states: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Col. Miller also served as the Recovery Field Office Commander for both Hurricanes Laura and Ida in Louisiana. He led U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations supporting FEMA’s Hurricanes Laura and Ida recovery missions. Col. Miller also led the construction of the Tennessee COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility in Memphis, converting the vacant Commercial Appeal Newspaper Building on Union Avenue into a 350-bed, non-acute COVID-19 patient care facility.
Col. Miller will next command the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. He is the first engineer officer selected for this elite leadership assignment.