Delarosa takes command of Corps’ Walla Walla District

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington, today.

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, officiated as Lt. Col. Timothy R. Vail transferred command to Delarosa. Vail served as the district commander for the past two years.

The Walla Walla District, established in 1948, encompasses more than 107,000 square miles in parts of six states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. It is a multi-faceted district responsible for providing hydropower, environmental stewardship, flood risk management and recreation opportunities, and maintaining a commercial navigation channel in the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Delarosa’s most recent assignment was as the counter-improvised explosive device staff officer at the NATO Joint Forces Command in Brunssum, The Netherlands.

For more information about the Walla Walla District and to read Delarosa’s complete biography, visit our website at www.nww.usace.army.mil.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch -- Soldiers of the 204th U.S. Army Band, from Vancouver, Washington, provided music for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, change-of-command ceremony, held July 8, 2016 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch — Soldiers of the 204th U.S. Army Band, from Vancouver, Washington, provided music for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, change-of-command ceremony, held July 8, 2016 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

-- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch Alan W. Feistner (left), deputy district engineer for project management and chief of Planning, Programs and Project Management Division, receives the Corps colors from Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa (middle), Walla Walla District’s new commander. Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla. Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon (right), commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, presided over the ceremony.

— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch
Alan W. Feistner (left), deputy district engineer for project management and chief of Planning, Programs and Project Management Division, receives the Corps colors from Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa (middle), Walla Walla District’s new commander. Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla. Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon (right), commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, presided over the ceremony.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch AND  160708-A-MB149-166.JPG -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, provided a ceremonial color guard for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, change-of-command ceremony, held July 8, 2016 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Gina Baltrusch
AND 160708-A-MB149-166.JPG — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen
Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, provided a ceremonial color guard for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, change-of-command ceremony, held July 8, 2016 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa (left) assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla. Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon (right), commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, presided over the ceremony.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen
Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa (left) assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla. Brig. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon (right), commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, presided over the ceremony.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen  Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen
Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a July 8, 2016, ceremony at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Walla Walla.

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