WIESBADEN, Germany — Col. Matthew R. Tyler assumed command Friday of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, which also was marking its 40th anniversary.
Tyler, who recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Engineer Division at U.S. Army Europe, took over command from Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, who will be taking command of USACE’s Transatlantic Afghanistan District.
The Europe District is responsible for providing engineer support and environmental services to 103 countries over three continents. The district is one of six within USACE’s North Atlantic Division.
In his remarks following the passing of the colors, Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, North Atlantic Division commander, said Tyler’s experience with USAREUR would serve him well as head of USACE Europe, which was created 40 years ago when USAREUR turned over responsibility for military construction in Europe.