Colonel Christopher A. Hussin currently serves as the Commander, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which encompasses Oklahoma, the southern half of Kansas, and parts of northern Texas to include the Texas panhandle. As Tulsa District Commander, COL Hussin oversees one of the largest civil works missions in the USACE and includes 38 multipurpose lakes, eight hydropower facilities, and five lock and dams on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. The Tulsa District also boasts one of the largest recreation missions in the USACE with 240 parks, and 6,000 campsites, more than any other district in the Corps. The Tulsa District’s military construction mission provides engineering and construction management services to two Army and four Air Force installations.
COL Hussin previously served as the Deputy Commander of the Transatlantic Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, COL Hussin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1993. Following the Engineer Officers Basic Course, he spent one year in Korea as a Platoon Leader with the 44th Engineer Battalion and three years with the 52nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado, serving as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant.
He completed the Engineer Officers Advance Course in April 1998 and graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management in August 1998, when he was reassigned to U.S. Army Europe as both the Deputy Chief of Staff Engineer’s Office and as commander of the 38th Medium Girder Bridge Company. In June 2001, COL Hussin was reassigned to a variety of staff positions with the 85th Division in Chicago, Illinois.
Upon completion of the Command and General Staff College in 2005, COL Hussin served as the Deputy District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, from which he deployed to Afghanistan from December 2005 to June 2006, serving as the Bagram Area Engineer for the Afghanistan Engineer District. In 2007, he was assigned to the 11th Engineer Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as both the operations and executive officer. In January 2009, COL Hussin deployed to Afghanistan where he served as the Chief of Engineer Operations for U.S. Forces – Afghanistan.
Following his deployment, COL Hussin served in the Commander’s Initiatives Group at the Maneuver Center of Excellence prior to commanding the 11th Engineer Battalion at Fort Benning, from January 2011 to January 2013. After command, he served as the 4th Infantry Division Engineer at Fort Carson, Colorado, to include a one-year deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the CJTF-4 Engineer in Regional Command-South, from July 2013 to June 2014.
COL Hussin’s other military education includes Airborne School, the U.S. Army Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Joint Professional Military Education II Course at the Joint Forces Staff College, and a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
COL Hussin’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one Star, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal. He has also been awarded the Airborne Badge.