St. Louis – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District welcomed a new commanding officer during a closed change of command ceremony today, attended by personnel essential to the ceremony and viewed by many more on social media.
Col. Kevin R. Golinghorst succeeded Col. Bryan K. Sizemore as District Engineer in a private ceremony at District offices and shared on Facebook. Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, presided over the event. Holland’s biography and official photo are available at the official Division website.
“You have definitely gone above-and-beyond to get the job done, to get to know your people, and you have made a difference” Holland said of Sizemore in her remarks. “Colonel Sizemore has been a truly great leader.”
Golinghorst assumed duties as the 53rd Commander of the St. Louis District after most recently serving as the Army Capability Manager – Geospatial with the Training and Doctrine Command at Scott Air Force Base. A native of Walcott, Iowa, Golinghorst received his commission in the Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy in 1996. Additional details of Col. Golinghorst’s career and his official photo are available in the Change of Command section of the official District website.
“The St. Louis Engineer District faces a diverse set of challenges,” Golinghorst said. “But the success of this team of professionals and our partners throughout the region make me confident in what we can accomplish for the district and the nation.”
The St. Louis District is strategically located at the crossroads of three major river systems: the Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri. The mission of the District is to manage the 300 mile Mississippi River watershed above the Ohio River by applying engineering, scientific, and other resources while preserving, restoring and enhancing the environment; and maintaining core competencies needed to respond to local and national emergencies and technical requirements. A snapshot of “Value to the Nation” measures and accomplishments overseen by commanders of the St. Louis District may be found on the District official website.
For more information on Col. Golinghorst and St. Louis District history, visit the District Website or follow us on Facebook.
Release no. 20-046