US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

Mississippi Valley Division
Published June 19, 2019
Major General Richard G. Kaiser

Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser assumed command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sept. 7, 2017. He also serves as president-designee of the Mississippi River Commission. Kaiser serves as the senior military officer in the division, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 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.

Maj. Gen. Mark Toy assumed command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on July 23, 2019.

Maj. Gen. Mark Toy assumed command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on July 23, 2019. Toy serves as the senior military officer in the division, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 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.

Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy in a formal change of command ceremony, July 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, will officiate the ceremony.

Kaiser, division commander and president of the Mississippi River Commission since September 2017, has been assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. 

Toy comes to Vicksburg from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as commander of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, USACE.

As MVD’s 40th commander, Toy will be responsible for the Corps’ water resources programs in a 370,000-square-mile area that includes portions of 12 states; its boundary extends from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.  District offices are headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rock Island, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana.

In addition, Toy will be president-designee of the Mississippi River Commission, the presidentially appointed agency that oversees the comprehensive Mississippi River and Tributaries flood control and navigation project, as well as the entire Mississippi River and its tributaries.

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Media interested in covering the change of command should contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, Public Affairs Office at 601-634-7783 or pam.vedros@usace.army.mil to confirm attendance.

 


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Release no. 19-007