Transatlantic Programs Center becomes Middle East District Oct. 1

USACE Middle East District
Published Oct. 1, 2009
Updated: Oct. 1, 2009

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Transatlantic Programs Center here officially changed its name to Middle East District (MED) on Thursday, Oct. 1.

The name change is part of a larger reorganization of USACE districts operating in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. The District’s function will remain the same as it was under the old moniker.

The Middle East District is responsible for providing engineering, construction, and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia, and other areas as required. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Col. Ronald N. Light will continue commanding the District.

The Middle East District will report to the newly created Transatlantic Division, which is also based in Winchester. The Transatlantic Division has five districts: the Gulf Region District based in Baghdad; the Gulf Region South District in Tallil, Iraq; the Afghanistan Engineer District North in Kabul; the Afghanistan Engineer District in Kandahar; and the Middle East District. For more information about MED, please visit:

Erick Barnes

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