Corps of Engineers gets new Savannah District commander

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:27 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:03 AM
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The Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District, which manages lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell along the Savannah River, will have a new commander Friday.

Col. Thomas J. Tickner will become the new commander for the Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District on July 19.  SPECIAL
Col. Thomas J. Tickner will become the new commander for the Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District on July 19.

Col. Thomas J. Tickner, who will replace outgoing commander Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, comes to the Savannah District from Washington, where he recently completed studies at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

Before attending school, Tickner served as the military assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works and has served in various military assignments, including a deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has served in the corps’ Sacramento District and commanded the Philadelphia District.

The Savannah District manages military construction programs at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina and oversees water resources and development activities in Georgia and portions of South Carolina.

The district also oversees civil projects including the maintenance of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors in Georgia; dams and lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond on the Georgia-South Carolina border; and environmental and regulatory permits for Georgia. The Savannah District supports worldwide missions related to real estate, master planning and construction of barracks and other facilities to enhance overseas contingency operations.

Hall, completing the standard three-year-tour leading the Savannah District, will retire from the Army after 29 years of service.

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Young Fred
Young Fred 07/16/13 - 08:19 pm
Let's just hope he does a

Let's just hope he does a better job than his predecessors.

We're all pulling for ya!

David Parker
David Parker 07/17/13 - 02:07 pm
Put the kabosh on the

Put the kabosh on the Savannah port dredge project and we'll get along fine sir. Thanks

itsanotherday1 07/17/13 - 11:43 pm
Yea, pull that deal off the

Yea, pull that deal off the table, and I bet suitors will come back with a cost 1/2 of the $700M projected. Somebody will get real fat off that one.

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