The Corps story began more than 200 years ago when Congress established the Continental Army with a provision for a chief engineer on June 16, 1775. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802, and gave the engineers responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Since then, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country. Throughout the 19th century, the Corps built coastal fortifications, surveyed roads and canals, eliminated navigational hazards, explored and mapped the Western frontier, and constructed buildings and monuments in the Nation’s capital. While the mission and tasks have evolved with the needs and priorities of the Nation, the dedication and commitment of the workforce has remained constant.
Mission & Vision
Deliver value to the Nation by anticipating needs and collaboratively engineering solutions that support national security, energize our economy and increase resiliency.
A team of professionals making tomorrow better.
Who We Are
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is comprised of approximately 37,000 civilian and 650 military men and women. Our diverse, multi-disciplinary team of professionals is dedicated to meeting the needs of the Armed Forces and the nation.
Jacksonville District, established in 1884, is the second largest civil works district in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with an area of responsibility that encompasses Florida and the Caribbean. We provide quality planning, engineering, construction and operations products and services in:
- Environmental restoration
- Flood risk reduction
- Regulatory permits
- Hurricane and storm damage reduction
- Emergency response and recovery
What We Do