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.

Brig. Gen. Clete Goetz

Commanding General

POD Mission, Vision and Lines of Effort

USACE Mission

Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

POD Mission

POD integrates USACE capabilities and delivers engineering solutions to protect and advance our Nation’s interests, and enhance stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

USACE Vision

Engineering solutions for our Nation's toughest challenges.

POD Lines of Effort

Strengthen Allies and Partnerships

  •  Employ USACE capabilities to reinforce our Allies and enable access
  •  Develop strategic partnerships and build partner capacity
  •  Prepare for contingency operations

Deliver the Program

  •  Enable a forward posture through military and Host Nation construction
  •  Deliver enduring water resource solutions and services
  • Execute emergency disaster response

Revolutionize Processes and Teams

  •  Recruit and sustain a ready, agile workforce
  •  Optimize processes and systems through initiative and innovation
  •  Synchronize strategic actions and communication


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.