Colonel Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on June 8, 2017.
Colonel David A. Caldwell, who has commanded the district since June 2015, relinquished command at a ceremony held at Castle Williams on Governor’s Island.
Colonel Asbery’s previous assignments include serving as the Army Corps’ Transatlantic Division Operational Command Post Officer-in-Charge as part of Operation Inherent Resolve; Deputy Division Commander for the Army Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division; and Commander of the Army Corps’ Honolulu District.
As commander of New York District, Colonel Caldwell led a staff of more than 500 military and civilian personnel in executing a complex and diverse program including military construction, civil works projects and Environmental Interagency and International Services – a multi-billion dollar program.
USACE’s New York District is responsible for the Corps’ water resources development, navigation and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.