South Pacific Division Commander visits District projects

LOS ANGELES – Col. Kim Colloton, South Pacific Division commander, went on a whirlwind tour of several Los Angeles District projects during a visit to the area Sept. 4-7.

Colloton, who took command of the Division in July, formerly commanded the LA District from July 2013 to July 2015. She also commanded the Albuquerque District from July 2008 to July 2010. Colloton previously served with the LA District as the High Desert Area Officer, which included a deployment to Iraq in 2003 with the South Pacific Division Forward Engineer Support Team.

“Personally, it’s neat to see the growth of the employees, and what they are delivering is really incredible,” Colloton said. “In just three years of having been gone from Los Angeles, we have facilities that have been built and turned over.”

The group, accompanied by Col. Aaron Barta, LA District commander, and David Van Dorpe, District deputy engineer and chief of Programs and Project Management Division, toured a variety of projects showcasing a cross section of many of the District’s efforts, including military construction at Fort Irwin and interagency work for partners in Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security.

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