18-064 Corps of Engineers announces July 20 change-of-command ceremony

Published June 25, 2018

Biography - Lt. Col. Christian N. Dietz

LTC Christian N. Dietz

LTC Christian N. Dietz

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 20, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center, in Walla Walla, Washington.

Lt. Col. Christian N. Dietz will assume command of the District from departing Commander Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa, who commanded the Walla Walla District for two years and is moving on to serve as the Engineer and Chemical Colonels Assignment Manager in the Colonels' Officer Management Office (COMO) in Crystal City, Virginia.

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. Torrey A. DiCiro, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, will preside over the ceremony. He is responsible for five districts and their work across an area that includes all or parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.

The July 20 ceremony will include the 133rd Washington Army National Guard Band, from Camp Murray, Washington, and a ceremonial color guard from the 864th Engineer Battalion, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington.

Public Affairs Office

Release no. 18-064