Lt. Col. Asbery Becomes 68th USACE Honolulu District Commander
FORT SHAFTER, HI — Lt. Col. Thomas D. Asbery (back right) receives the unit colors from Pacific Ocean Division Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens becoming the 68th Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District July 18, 2012. Looking on are outgoing District Commander Lt. Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen (front left), and Anthony J. Paresa, Deputy District Engineer and Chief, Programs and Project Management Division. Stevens hosted the ceremony at Historic Palm Circle Parade Field at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. For his outstanding work and contributions to the Honolulu District, Guttormsen received the Meritorious Service Medal. Guttormsen leaves to become the Division Engineer for the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Asbery most recently served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Asbery deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also deployed to the Mississippi Coast in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts in 2005 as a Forward Engineer Support Team leader.