YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Col. Clarence Turner took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District during a ceremony Thursday at Yongsan Garrison.

Turner replaced Col. Janice Dombi, who served as commander since July 2004.

Turner now has responsibility for more than $2.5 billion in design and construction projects — and the continuing relocation project of U.S. Forces Korea. He comes to Seoul after graduating from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

“I’m excited about being here in Korea,” Turner told Stars and Stripes. “I’m looking forward to working with our host nation partners and the USFK.”

Dombi told Stripes that among the projects she was in charge of — including 10 new barracks and housing for 200 families — she was especially proud of the water park at Camp Humphreys.

“Housing is nice but it’s only available to people who live in housing,” she said. “[The water park] is special to me because it’s available to so many people.”

Dombi is headed to San Francisco, where she will serve as the deputy division commander for the Corps’ South Pacific Division.

Brig. Gen. John Peabody, commander of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division, hosted the ceremony.

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