US Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District

Article List

  • October

    Middle East District involvement with Peace Vector Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Middle East District, has been involved with the Peace Vector Program in Egypt since November 1980, supporting the United States’ sale of F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Government.
  • Peace Vector VII Ribbon Cutting held

    A celebration marking the completion of the Peace Vector VII Program was held at Cairo West Air Base in Egypt on Sept. 11, 2019.
  • September

    Celebrating 10 years as USACE Middle East District

    October 1, 2019 marks ten years of providing engineering design and construction services to support U.S. policy and defense objectives as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Middle East District. The District has a rich history of support to the nation and its military forces in vital overseas regions with roots stretching directly back to the first USACE organizations in the region during the 1950s. The organization has been reorganized, molded, upsized and downsized to fit the mission partners’ needs and requirements.
  • 41-year federal career thoughtfully ends at fiscal year-end

    Mike Graham is retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District and ending his 41-year federal service career. Following 10 years as an Army engineer officer, Graham joined the federal civilian work force and spent time with both the Kansas City and Savannah Districts before joining the Middle East District (TAM) in 2006.
  • USACE Dive Safety Experts Support Overseas Construction Projects

    That ability to reach out and utilize expertise from another district is known as reach back and it’s a resource USACE’s Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) used when it was in need of dive safety support. While many USACE districts maintain dams, levees and other water related infrastructure with a need for dive safety expertise, TAM’s primary mission is supporting USCENTCOM and allied partners in the Middle East. Recently however, the district found itself working a pier refurbishment project for the U.S. Navy in Bahrain that included the need for safety dive plans and observation support for several dives by the contractor.
  • Perfect timing benefits both District and Intern

    A series of perfectly timed actions and moments landed University of Maryland junior Robert Ayoub a summer internship and a potential career after college with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District.
  • August

    Service to the nation and USACE is a family affair

    Through two generations of the Hickel family, there’s a continuous, strong tradition of service to our nation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a combined total of more than 100 years. With a third generation added this summer, that number continues to grow. For a brief time this summer, the Middle East District has reaped the benefits of three members and two generations of Hickels through Robert (Bob) Hickel, in Logistics Management; his wife Caryl Hickel, in the Project Management Division, and their son David Hickel, a Project Management intern.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District Change of Command

    Col. Philip M. Secrist III assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, in a ceremony at the Old Court House, Winchester, Va., on Thursday, Aug. 22.
  • USACE Employee Awarded Top Honors for Three Separate Assignments

    Tambour Eller, currently serving as the project executive on the Mosul Dam Task Force during its final close out, was recently named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian of the Year. Eller received the award for her combined work in three jobs over the course of the awards period.
  • Wrong Checkmark Leads to the Middle East

    Cadet Liam Wallis, a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame had originally intended to sign up for an ROTC summer program that would take him to Europe. When he ended up as an Engineer Intern with the Middle East District he gained a whole new perspective on an Army career and a newfound appreciation for the engineer branch.