FORT WORTH, Texas – Col. Kenneth N. Reed will assume command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, during a 2 p.m. Change of Command ceremony July 27 at the Texas Ballroom, Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
Reed takes over the district from Col. Calvin C. Hudson II, who assumed command in Aug. 2015. Hudson’s next assignment will be as the Senior Engineer Advisor to the Special Operations Command, Commanding General.
A native of Louisville, Alabama, Col. Reed received his commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in 1995. He has attended Senior Service College at the National Defense University’s Joint Advance Warfighting School and is a graduate of Command and General Staff College, as well as the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Course. He has held a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout his career which include Sapper and Support Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Executive and Operations Officer and Commander. He served as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Chief of Engineers in Washington, DC and most recently, as the Future Operations Branch Chief for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart Germany.
Upon assuming command of the district, Reed will manage one of the Corps’ largest military construction programs, which encompasses all design and construction on Army and Air Force installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. He will also supervise the operation and maintenance of the district’s 25 lakes, which furnish approximately 30 percent of the state’s water supply and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors annually.
The Change of Command is a time-honored military tradition which formally reaffirms the authority of command. It is a transfer of the total responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another. The transfer is symbolized by the passing of the organizational flag, an icon which embodies the history of the unit or organization.
Note: Interested media should contact Randy Cephus at 817-886-1310 / Rhonda Paige at 817-886-1312 by noon, July 26.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.
Release no. 18-046