JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 28, 2012) – Col. Alan M. Dodd became the 57th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, during a Change of Command ceremony held today at the Jacksonville Main Library.
As Jacksonville District Commander, Dodd assumes responsibility for the federal development of water resources in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jacksonville District’s annual program exceeds $400 million and includes the Corps’ largest ecosystem restoration project - America’s Everglades - as well as the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation, the nation’s largest regulatory program and the largest federal coastal program in the United States.
“I am incredibly humbled to join the phenomenal federal, state and local team here in Florida, the Antilles and elsewhere in the nation,” Dodd said. “Your vision provides for prosperity today while securing a better tomorrow for our country. Whether ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, or waterway and harbor navigation, the Jacksonville District and its partners routinely provide solutions to many complex problems and challenges, strengthening the economy, improving security of the homeland, and protecting both the environment and our communities.”
Dodd most recently served as commander of the 27th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He led the battalion during combat operations while deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Dodd is a native of Worcester, Mass., and a graduate of the United States Military Academy, from which he has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and was commissioned as an engineer officer in the U.S. Army. He also has a Master of Science Degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Among Dodd’s previous assignments are: command engineer, Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg; plans branch chief, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Headquarters, Department of the Army; special assistant to the Commanding General for the USACE; battalion executive officer and operations officer for the 27th Engineer Battalion.
Release no. 12-053