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New Commander for Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District

Col. Sam Calkins

Posted on June 30, 2016

By Brian Johnson, Finance & Commerce

Col. Sam Calkins will become the new commander and district engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District.

Calkins will take over from Col. Dan Koprowski, who will serve at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A “change of command ceremony” is scheduled for June 30 in St. Paul, according to a press release.

Previously, Calkins was the command engineer for the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland. The Miami native earned his commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993.

Calkins has commanded the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, and the 562d Engineer Company, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, among other assignments.

Calkins is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, the National War College and the Army Airborne School.

The St. Paul District nearly 600 employees, who work at more than 40 sites infive Upper Midwest states. They work in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation,flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response.

Source: Finance & Commerce

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