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NORFOLK, Va. -- A new day dawns on the Norfolk District's Waterfield Building and Fort Norfolk near downtown Norfolk, July 28, 2017. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
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NORFOLK, Va. -- A new day dawns on the Norfolk District's Waterfield Building and Fort Norfolk near downtown Norfolk, July 28, 2017. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Norfolk, Va –
On June 13, 2018, Col. Patrick Kinsman will assume command of the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Jason Kelly, in a Change of Command ceremony set for 10 a.m. at the city of Norfolk’s Half Moone Center here.

Col. Kinsman, who graduated in 1993 from U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering succeeds Col. Jason Kelly, who has commanded the district since 2015.  Kelly leaves to serve as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Afghanistan District Commander. 

As Norfolk District Commander, Kinsman will manage the Corps’ water resources development and navigable waterways operations for five river basins in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  These include the Rappahannock, York, James and Chowan rivers and the Chesapeake Bay coastal basins. Kinsman will also be responsible for the Corps’ military design and construction projects for Army, Army Reserve and Air Force military installations throughout Virginia.  He also will manage the Corps’ regulatory, environmental restoration, flood risk reduction (including hurricane and storm damage reduction) and disaster response activities.

Kinsman, who is a native of Bellevue, Wash., also attended the University of Missouri-Rolla earning a master’s degree in engineering management and the Georgia Institute of Technology earning a master’s in civil engineering and a master’s in business administration.

The Corps’ North Atlantic Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Butch William H. Graham, will preside over the ceremony.

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