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Col. D. Peter Helmlinger relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District on Friday, June 6, 2014, to  Col. Matthew R. Tyler, who recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Engineer Division at U.S. Army Europe.

Col. D. Peter Helmlinger relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District on Friday, June 6, 2014, to Col. Matthew R. Tyler, who recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Engineer Division at U.S. Army Europe. (Eric A. Brown/Stars and Stripes)

Col. D. Peter Helmlinger relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District on Friday, June 6, 2014, to  Col. Matthew R. Tyler, who recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Engineer Division at U.S. Army Europe.

Col. D. Peter Helmlinger relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District on Friday, June 6, 2014, to Col. Matthew R. Tyler, who recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Engineer Division at U.S. Army Europe. (Eric A. Brown/Stars and Stripes)

Col. Matthew R. Tyler, right, receives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District colors from Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, left, the ceremony's reviewing officer and commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, during a change of command ceremony on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Col. Matthew R. Tyler, right, receives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District colors from Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, left, the ceremony's reviewing officer and commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, during a change of command ceremony on Friday, June 6, 2014. (Eric A. Brown/Stars and Stripes)

Col. D Peter Helmlinger, (left, passes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Europe District colors to Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. Helmlinger relinquished command on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Col. D Peter Helmlinger, (left, passes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District colors to Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. Helmlinger relinquished command on Friday, June 6, 2014. (Eric A. Brown/Stars and Stripes)

Michelle Tyler, wife of Col. Matthew R. Tyler, receives a bouquet of yellow flowers shortly before her husband assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District from Col. D Peter Helmlinger on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Michelle Tyler, wife of Col. Matthew R. Tyler, receives a bouquet of yellow flowers shortly before her husband assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District from Col. D Peter Helmlinger on Friday, June 6, 2014. (Eric A. Brown/Stars and Stripes)

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.

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