The Pacific Ocean Division is one of nine divisions worldwide, which make up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers is a dynamic organization with approximately 37,000 civilian employees and 650 military members. This diverse workforce provides vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters. To successfully meet its broad mission areas, the Corps of Engineers comprises a headquarters office, nine division and 46 district offices, several centers, as well as one active component and two reserve component commands. These offices are located throughout the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. In fall 2009, the Gulf Region Division in Iraq was inactivated, and a new division, the Transatlantic Division, stood up to manage all Overseas Contingency Operations. Two districts are now up and running in Afghanistan to support reconstruction efforts there.