VICKSBURG, Miss., July 14, 2014 – Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Torrey A. DiCiro assumed the duties of deputy commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, Vicksburg, Miss., on July 9, 2014. He also serves as secretary of the Mississippi River Commission. He came to MVD from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., where he served two years as deputy commander for the 555th Engineer Brigade. Prior to that he was commander of the Corps’ San Francisco District (2010-2012).
DiCiro was commissioned a second lieutenant after earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1993. His previous assignments include platoon leader, 317th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.; company commander, 30th Engineer battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; project engineer, Naval Support Activity – Bahrain, Transatlantic Programs Center, Winchester, Va., in 2002; project engineer, Utilities, Runways, Aviation Support, Camp Arifjan, Camp Udari, Camp Victory, Kuwait/Iraq Programs Office; resident engineer, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters, Force Protected Barracks, and Medical/Dental Clinic, Transatlantic Command (renamed the Middle East District); brigade engineer, 4/82nd, Fort Bragg, N.C. in 2006-2008 (Task Force Fury, Forward Observation Base Salerno, Afghanistan from Jan. 2007 to Apr. 2008); NATO infrastructure chief, in 2009 with CJ-ENG, HQ-ISAF in Kabul, Afghanistan; and assistant Corps engineer, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps, Milan, Italy, during which he deployed as the chief of Infrastructure and Resources for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
DiCiro earned master’s degrees in civil engineering and business administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. His military education includes U.S. Army Ranger, Sapper, Airborne and Air Assault, and Jumpmaster courses, the Engineer Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses and the Command and General Staff College.
DiCiro is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri and a project management professional.
The Mississippi Valley Division is responsible for water resources engineering solutions in a 370,000-square-mile area, extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing portions of 12 states. Work is carried out by district offices located in St. Paul, Minn.; Rock Island, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Miss.; and New Orleans, La.
Since 1879, the seven-member presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission has developed and matured plans for the general improvement of the Mississippi River from the Head of Passes to the Headwaters. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41% of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states and two Canadian provinces.
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