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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite hands the flag of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division to incoming commander Col. Kent D. Savre at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Brooklyn. Savre most recently served as Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite hands the flag of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division to incoming commander Col. Kent D. Savre at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Brooklyn. Savre most recently served as Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon. (Photo by Justin Ward)

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Members of the official party rise for the National Anthem at the an Assumption of Command ceremony for Col. Kent D. Savre July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Brooklyn. From right, David J. Leach, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Director of Programs, Col. Kent D. Savre, incoming Division Commander, Col. Christopher J. Larsen, outgoing Division Commander, and Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers. Robert Bauer, acting chief of regional business at the division, emceed the event.

Members of the official party rise for the National Anthem at the an Assumption of Command ceremony for Col. Kent D. Savre July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Brooklyn. From right, David J. Leach, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Director of Programs, Col. Kent D. Savre, incoming Division Commander, Col. Christopher J. Larsen, outgoing Division Commander, and Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers. Robert Bauer, acting chief of regional business at the division, emceed the event. (Photo by Justin Ward)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre speaks at his Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. A native of Edina, Minnesota, Savre received his commission in the United States Army as an engineer officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in July 1985.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre speaks at his Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. A native of Edina, Minnesota, Savre received his commission in the United States Army as an engineer officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in July 1985. (Photo by Justin Ward)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre pose for a picture at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre pose for a picture at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. (Photo by Justin Ward)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre prepares to receive the division's flag at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. From his Brooklyn headquarters, Savre will direct a 3,500-member workforce and a multi-billion annual program in civil works, military construction, and environmental restoration that spans 14 states throughout the Northeast as well as overseas in Europe and Africa.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Col. Kent D. Savre prepares to receive the division's flag at an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. From his Brooklyn headquarters, Savre will direct a 3,500-member workforce and a multi-billion annual program in civil works, military construction, and environmental restoration that spans 14 states throughout the Northeast as well as overseas in Europe and Africa. (Photo by Justin Ward)

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Posted 8/6/2012

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By Justin Ward
North Atlantic Division


FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. — At an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31, 2012, Col. Kent D. Savre assumed command of the North Atlantic Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Col. Christopher J. Larsen who served as commander since Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca left the position in September.

Presiding over the ceremony was Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

From his Brooklyn headquarters, Savre will direct a 3,500-member workforce and a multi-billion-dollar annual program in civil works, military construction and environmental restoration that spans 14 states throughout the Northeast as well as overseas in Europe and Africa. These activities are executed through six district offices located in Concord, MA; New York City; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Norfolk, VA; and Wiesbaden, Germany.

"I am extremely impressed with the Division's reputation, mission and people," said Savre during the event. "I am proud, honored and humbled to serve on your team. And I am committed to sustaining the Division's exceptional reputation of service to the citizens of this great nation."

Savre most recently served as Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon. Other assignments include serving as Assistant Corps Engineer for I Corps, Fort Lewis, Wash.; Commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion in Iraq; Director of the Counter Explosive Hazards Center at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas; as well as numerous other stateside and overseas combat and staff assignments.

A native of Edina, Minn., Colonel Savre received his commission in the United States Army as an engineer officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in July 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

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