US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Preston takes command of Tulsa District

Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published July 8, 2019
Updated: July 8, 2019
Colonel Scott Preston is the Commander and District Engineer of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is the senior military officer and engineer at the Tulsa District. Preston oversees more than 700 engineers and professionals from various functional backgrounds. Preston is responsible for Civil Works, Military Programs and the Operations of USACE projects and activities for all of Oklahoma, southern Kansas and north Texas.

Colonel Scott Preston is the Commander and District Engineer of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is the senior military officer and engineer at the Tulsa District. Preston oversees more than 700 engineers and professionals from various functional backgrounds. Preston is responsible for Civil Works, Military Programs and the Operations of USACE projects and activities for all of Oklahoma, southern Kansas and north Texas.

Brigadier Gen. Paul Owen, Southwestern Division Commander, presents the USACE flag to Col. Scott Preston during a change of command ceremony at the Tulsa District, July 8.

Brigadier Gen. Paul Owen, Southwestern Division Commander, presents the USACE flag to Col. Scott Preston during a change of command ceremony at the Tulsa District, July 8.

The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony presided over by the Southwestern Division Commander, today.

Brigadier Gen. Paul Owen, Southwestern Division Commander, received the USACE flag from the outgoing commander, Col. Chistopher A. Hussin and passed it to Col. Scott Preston during the ceremony at the Tulsa District headquarters.

Preston comes to the Tulsa District after graduating from the Marine War College at Quantico, Va. He hails from Liberty, Missouri where he is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri and a Certified Project Management Professional.

“The Tulsa District’s reputation is well-known,” said Preston. “When I was in [Washington] D.C., everyone I talked to about the Tulsa District talked about the great reputation, and I’m looking forward to being part of this team.”

Hussin presided over the Tulsa District during one of the heaviest floods in the Tulsa District’s 80 year history and provided leadership during a time of intense rainfall in Kansas and eastern Oklahoma. He thanked members of his family and ‘Team Tulsa’

“As bittersweet as this is, I can’t help but smile thinking about what’s ahead for Scott,” said Hussin. “I’ve coined a new phrase over the last couple of weeks; I’ve called this the ‘Heart of Awesomeness’. Welcome to the ‘Heart of Awesomeness’ but I know the workforce and our support communities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas will welcome you with open arms.”


Contact
Brannen Parrish
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CESWT-PA@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-004