The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to receive a new commander later this week.
The Corps reports that Col. Thomas J. Tickner will take command of the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Jeffrey M. Hall in a formal ceremony on Friday in Savannah.
Hall, completing the standard three-year-tour leading the Savannah district, will retire from the Army after 29 years of service.
Meanwhile, Tickner comes to the Savannah District post from Washington, D.C., where he recently completed studies at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, formerly known as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Before attending school, Tickner served as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. In addition, Tickner has served in various military assignments, as well as having commanded the Philadelphia District in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Savannah District oversees maintenance of dams and lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond.
In addition, the district manages a multi-million dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina, and oversees water resources and development activities in Georgia and portions of South Carolina.
The District also oversees civil projects including the maintenance of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors in Georgia.