WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa 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. Scott A. Spellmon, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Timothy R. Vail transferred command to Delarosa. Vail 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.
Delarosa’s most recent assignment was as the counter-improvised explosive device staff officer at the NATO Joint Forces Command in Brunssum, The Netherlands.
For more information about the Walla Walla District and to read Delarosa’s complete biography, visit our website at www.nww.usace.army.mil
NOTICE TO EDITORS & NEWS DIRECTORS – Photos from today’s change-of-command event, plus Lt. Col. Delarosa’s complete biography and official photo are available on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil
Release no. 16-050