US Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District

  • May

    TAM Interior Designer Expands Project Management Skills

    Most of the people who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are specialists. Beyond engineering, USACE employs a variety of experts in their field: lawyers, contracting specialists, safety managers and even divers in some cases. Project managers however, require generalization rather than specialization. Keeping projects that run into the hundreds of millions on schedule, within budget and meeting customer expectations means having oversight of budgets, schedules and hundreds of other moving parts. Deanna Hardy, an interior designer with the Transatlantic Middle East District, was recently given the opportunity to experience both sides of that dynamic when she was offered the opportunity to be the lead project manager on a building renovation in the district’s headquarters.
  • April

    Life-long respect for nature leads to natural habitat in the middle of city

    More than 10 years ago, Dave Worthington’s corner of the world was about to be turned upside down when a developer had plans for the land that bordered the home he’d lived in with his wife Julie Staggers since 2003.
  • March

    District Office of Counsel develops unique expertise in contract law

    The amount and complexity of the Transatlantic Middle East District’s legal work gives its attorneys a unique opportunity to represent the Government on a number of intricate issues, an experience that they likely would not get in other USACE districts, or in the private sector, and one that allows them to become true subject matter experts on the issues they litigate.
  • Celebrating Women's History: Pursued STEM Career to address major challenges facing our nation

    Kathy A. Meyers has been a civil engineer with the Transatlantic Middle East District for the last 11 years of her (so far) 28 year USACE career. She provides reach back support on pricing and issuing contract modifications, Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REA) and claims on Military Construction (MILCON) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) projects.
  • Celebrating Women's History: Experiencing, accepting differences is a step toward peace

    Mandy Bianchini is an architect and the Value Engineering Program Manager for Transatlantic Middle East District and the Transatlantic Division. She manages the Value program for both organizations, and ensures that projects are both compliant with the regulations and that there is real improvement from the Value process by supporting a culture of innovation.
  • Celebrating Women's History: Adding value, assuming more responsibility pays off

    Becky Moser is currently a project assistant working for Transatlantic Middle East District’s Project Management Division. She described her duties as “… the right (and sometimes the left) hand of six project managers for the Saudi/Bahrain Group. I recently moved out of an administrative position and am now doing more technical PM work. It is a bit like drinking from a fire hose at times, but I really enjoy it.”
  • Celebrating Women's History: Doing her part for peace and stability in the Middle East

    Kirsten Smyth is the chief of the 28-person USACE Contingency Deployment Center at Transatlantic Middle East District in Winchester, Va. The UCDC recruits, hires and supports deployees going into the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility for contingency deployments and for other areas when asked.
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month: Striving to make the world a happier, more equal place

    “Everyone has challenges to go through and as women we are unfortunately sometimes still fighting
  • February

    Delapena becomes new Command Sergeant Major at Transatlantic Division

    The role of the Command Sergeant Major is essential in all Army organizations and unique in the U.S.
  • BEYA 2019: USACE Afghanistan District Commander earns ‘Career Achievement Award’ for STEM leadership

    Transatlantic Afghanistan District Commander Col. Jason E. Kelly’s achievements as a leader in the
  • January

    District Leverages Contracting Expertise throughout the Middle East

    Through its over 60 years of existence, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East
  • December

    Bob Fox awarded Defense Acquisition Workforce Achievement Award

    The Middle East District’s Robert “Bob” Fox has been awarded the 2018 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement, Flexibility in Contracting and Development Innovation Award for Facilities Engineering.
  • PMP Boot Camp prepares project managers for certification

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the Transatlantic Division and Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) recently took part in an intensive four-day course to prepare them to take the Project Management Professionals certification exam. Bringing the course to the Division and District Headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, enabled them to maximize participation and resulted in a substantial cost savings to the government.
  • District contract professionals vital to successful mission accomplishment

    A vital step in the process of bringing construction projects to reality is awarding contracts to private industry companies for the actual construction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District will usually award and manage construction contracts through construction managers overseas at the project site and with project and contract managers at the headquarters in Winchester, Va. There have been exceptions when a foreign customer requests that the District award the contract and then turn it over to them to manage, but typically award and management go together.
  • Carrying on legacy of USACE Support in the Middle East

    For more than 60 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District has
  • Transatlantic Division: Supporting the Warfighter Every Day

    Every project, every program, and every task supports the warfighter every day. That’s the role of the Transatlantic Division (TAD) as it directly supports U.S. Central Command and other federal and partner agencies in a volatile operational area that spans the 20 countries of the Middle East and Central Asia.
  • November

    USACE Contingency Deployment Center Provides Start to Finish Support

    With a district in Afghanistan as well as projects in Iraq and other contingency locations around
  • October

    Middle East District paves way to improved process

    In their marketing materials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District often refers to their ability to accomplish projects in “some of the toughest construction environments in the world.” This saying was recently put to the test at an undisclosed location in the Middle East as they made repairs to one of the installation’s runways.
  • Career Switchers seek and thrive in new positions

    ‘Change’ is often considered a negative, something to be avoided at all costs. But several Middle East District team members not only disagree, but have enthusiastically sought change and conquered any challenges they met. Their reasons for wanting a change in job position, title and responsibilities varied widely, but all successfully hurdled the negative and are now reaping the benefits of having faced change and won.
  • Visually enhancing products at Middle East District

    Visual Information Services for the Middle East District have been provided by Shannon Hodges since