Army Names New Head of Corps of Engineers Military Programs
The Army has announced several changes to senior positions at the Corps of Engineers, including a new head of military programs and a new leader for a large Corps division.
The Corps shifts were among 24 new assignments at the Army and six at the Army Reserve announced April 30.
At Corps headquarters, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn was named deputy commanding general for military and international operations. Since July 2018, Milhorn has led the Corps’ North Atlantic Div., based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Milhorn will succeed Maj. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser, who has had the military-international operations position since July 2017. Funkhouser's next assignment has not yet been announced.
Replacing Milhorn is Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner, who now is commander of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Div., in Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
In addition, Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland was named to command the Mississippi Valley Division, headquartered in Vicksburg, Miss. Holland had led the Atlanta-based South Atlantic Division since July 2017.
She succeeds Maj. Gen. Richard M. (Mark) Toy, who will become chief of staff with the U.N. Command in South Korea.
Milhorn’s replacement at the North Atlantic Div., Holland’s successor at the South Atlantic Div., and Tickner’s replacement at the Pacific Ocean Div. have not yet been announced.
These new assignments follow several others at the Corps the Army announced on March 25, including a new deputy chief and deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations. [View ENR 4/15/2020 story here.]
Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is scheduled to end his four-year tour as Chief of Engineers and Corps commanding general on May 19.
President Trump nominated Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon in January to be the new Corps chief, but the Senate has not held a confirmation hearing.