US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island has a new commander

Colonel Jesse Curry replaces Colonel Steve Stattinger who recently accepted a new position at the Pentagon.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – On Friday July 23, 2021, the US Army Corps of Engineers of the Rock Island District hosted a change of command ceremony on Arsenal Island.

Col. Jesse T. Curry becomes the 50th Rock Island District Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He replaces Colonel Steven M. Sattinger who had held this post since 2018.

When asked what it was like to be back serving the community where he grew up, Colonel Curry said, “It’s amazing. I remembered all the connections I have in the hometown where I grew up. ”

Colonel Curry has big shoes to fill with the departure of Colonel Sattinger. Under Col. Sattinger’s leadership, the Rock Island District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed $ 930 million in projects during its 3-year tenure, including $ 150 million in combat and recovery efforts brought on by the historic flood of 2019.

The US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District spans 5 states and includes parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri.

Colonel Curry says the district has 15 locks and dams. “I am truly in awe of these locks and dams … built for the most part in the 1930s but have been surprisingly maintained over the years, and they require ongoing work as they are vitally important to the Mississippi and Illinois Colonel Curry says he plans to continue investing in the locks and dam.

You can read more about the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District and their current projects in clicking here.

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