Corps’ Sacramento District Changes Command

SAFCA Executive Director Rick Johnson (right) talks with Major General Walsh

A new commander is in charge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, with operations in eight western states. Colonel William J. Leady relinquished command of the district to Col. Michael J. Farrell in a ceremony at the Masonic Temple in Sacramento today. Farrell is the district’s 31st commander since its inception in 1929. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District executes about $800 million a year on average in planning, design, construction and operation of projects to improve America’s water infrastructure and preserve natural resources, as well as building facilities and infrastructure, and providing real estate services, for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies.