WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Lt. Col. Richard T. Childers 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.
Brig. Gen. D. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Christian N. Dietz transferred command to Childers. Dietz 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.
Childers most recently served as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
For more information about the Walla Walla District and to read Childers’ complete biography, visit our website at www.nww.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 20-064