US Army Corps of Engineers
Pacific Ocean Division Website Website

Our Key Missions

As a part of the world's largest engineering and construction management organization, we at the Pacific Ocean Division take seriously our reputation as "Leaders in Customer Care." Environmentally sustainable development is our premier challenge. Among our key missions are:

Military and Host Nation Construction

This program makes up the largest portion of our workload. We design and construct facilities for the Army and Air Force in Alaska and Hawaii and for all Department of Defense agencies in Kwajalein Atoll. In support of the U.S. Pacific Command's strategy, we design and construct facilities for all U.S. Forces in Korea and Japan. The program includes new construction, host nation projects, master planning, environmental services, and other engineering studies. The Pacific Ocean Division further supports installations through operation and maintenance, non-appropriated fund and family housing programs.

Installation Support

Ensuring Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines and their families have the best possible facilities in which to work, train, live and spend off-duty time is a fundamental goal of the Pacific Ocean Division. Our contribution to communities of excellence focuses on quality maintenance and repair of existing facilities, as well as on planning, design and construction of new facilities.

Civil Works

The Pacific Ocean Division administers federal water resource development programs in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This work is accomplished through the Alaska and Honolulu Engineer Districts. Project purposes include navigation, flood damage reduction, shore protection, and environmental restoration. The Districts also administer the regulatory program governing development and fill in navigable waters and wetlands. This program protects waters from obstructions to navigation, assures conservation of water resources, and preserves the precious natural environment.

Our Civil Works Review Plans are available for your viewing at the following sites:

 Alaska District  Honolulu District

Support for Others

The Pacific Ocean Division's planning, project management, design, engineering and construction management expertise supports a wide array of customers who request assistance to manage large, complex or unusual projects. Customers include other United States government agencies and Pacific Island nations as approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

Environmental Program

In addition to satisfying National Environmental Policy Act requirements for all of our military and civil works projects, the Pacific Ocean Division provides environmental services to Army, Air Force, and other federal and state agencies in all phases of project sitting, planning, design, and construction monitoring of environmentally sensitive actions.

Real Estate

Provides full service real estate services in the Pacific Ocean Division's area of operation, including acquisition, management, disposal, appraisal, and real estate planning. Additionally maintains depository of Federal real estate records and maps.

Disaster Response

When natural disasters threaten the U.S. Pacific Command area, the Pacific Ocean Division responds under federal disaster assistance programs, including providing support to Federal Emergency Management Agency for emergency response, recovery and mitigation activities.

Contingency Engineering

The Pacific Ocean Division is prepared to provide engineering and construction management support to U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Forces Korea, and subordinate commands in the event of military contingency.