Corps commander promoted

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PORTLAND — The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division, which includes the Walla Walla District, has been promoted.

Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army in a ceremony Friday in Washington D.C.

In addition to numerous stateside and overseas assignments, including serving as chief of Joint Capabilities Division on the Joint Staff in Washington D.C., Funkhouser also served as commander, Afghanistan Engineer District – South, where he oversaw a $4 billion program in support of the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan mission.

A civil engineering graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Funkhouser also holds master’s degrees in engineering management and strategic studies. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division since July 2012, he oversees a 4,800-strong work force and a combined $3.5 billion program in civil works, disaster response, military construction, and environmental restoration and cleanup.

In addition to the Walla Walla District office, the Northwestern Division also has offices in Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Seattle and and Portland.

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