Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Peeples has taken command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) during a ceremony in Vicksburg. Major General William (Butch) Graham, the Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presided over the event. Peeples assumed command from Maj. Gen. Diana Holland who will retire after 33 years of service.
As the new MVD commander, Brig. Gen. Peeples will hold the position of the senior military officer in the division, which is responsible for water resources engineering solutions in a 370,000-square-mile area, extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing 12 states.
Brig. Gen. Peeples has a wealth of knowledge and brings vast experience to the MVD region. In addition to her command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lakes and Rivers Division, some of her previous assignments include commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson and Fort McNair, Engineer Bridge Platoon Leader in the 74th Engineer Company, Vertical Construction Platoon Leader in Alpha Company. She was also Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Kansas City District, Kansas City, MO, Brigade Engineers of the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Steward, GA Her deployments include support of Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and two deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A native of Akron, OH., Peeples graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in French and was commissioned into the Engineer Regiment. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington and a master’s in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
Release no. 23-006