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Brigadier Gen. Michael J. Walsh took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division in Baghdad from Maj. Gen. William H. McCoy on Saturday.

Walsh has served as commander of the South Atlantic Division since June 2004, overseeing engineering, construction and real estate activities for the Army and Air Force in the southeastern United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Before that he was the corps’ chief of staff.

Walsh graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He earned a master’s degree in construction management from the University of Florida.

McCoy will take command of the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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