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Welcome to the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We are pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to our division, our  programs and our services.

We are a team of dedicated professionals who take pride in being the engineering and construction agent of choice in the Pacific region. With sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our service members train, work and live. Our pledge to the public and our customers is to continue to be worthy of your trust and selection. To our colleagues our pledge is to provide support wherever and whenever we can. To our employees, we strive to provide a positive and productive place to work.

We hope your visit with us will be rewarding, as a customer, a colleague, an employee, or a friend.

Colonel Thomas J. Tickner


Core Ideology

The POD Commanding General leads an organization that is required to constantly adapt its processes and engineering techniques to stay relevant and provide value added in a dynamic global environment.  Pacific Ocean Division changes as the needs of the nation change, in peace and war.  Its empowered team engages in multiple domains in a culture of joint integration and innovation to provide joint engineering solutions to enhance readiness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Mission:   Pacific Ocean Division, with Indo-Asia-Pacific partners, integrates capabilities to deliver solutions that enable access, posture and protection; water resource management and environmental stewardship; disaster preparedness and response in order to promote security, deter aggression and to develop and protect the nation.

Vision:  Engineering solutions for our Nation's (U.S. Pacific Command's) toughest challenges.

Operational Approach: 

  • Strengthen the Foundation:  We accomplish this by exercising Mission Command to sustain readiness. This requires 1) applying the Mission Command philosophy; 2) executing commander/staff tasks enabled by a system; and 3) optimizing talent management.
  • Deliver the Program:  We carry out our mission by delivering programs and projects that fall under the following two mission sets:
  1. Integrate and Employ Engineer Capabilities to Build and Protect the Nation.  This includes 1) executing integrated water resource management; 2) ensuring environmental stewardship; and 3) executing disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
  2. Integrate and Employ Engineer Capabilities in Support of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Operations/Actions. This results in 1) enabling multi-domain options; 2) enabling basing, force projection, protection and sustainment; and 3) building partner capacity and all-hazards response.  


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 32,000 civilian employees and 700 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 in Washington, D.C.; nine division and 43 district offices; six main engineering, research and development, finance, and technical centers; the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power); and the 412th and 416th Theater Engineer 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, including reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.  The missions of all these offices and centers are as varied as the locations and customers they serve.