Colonel Torrey A. DiCiro has served as the Deputy Commander of the Northwestern Division since July 2015, assuming the duties as the Acting Commander of the Northwestern Division, from May 15 to July 27, 2018.
As Deputy Division Commander, he is responsible for providing guidance and direction to five operating district commands located in Portland, Ore.; Seattle and Walla Walla, Wash.; Kansas City, Mo. and Omaha, Neb.; with a combined professional workforce of nearly 4,800. Key missions include managing the nation’s water resources infrastructure for economic growth and environmental sustainability, timely response to natural disasters, support to military installations and civilian communities throughout the region and strengthening national security.
Prior to his arrival at Northwestern Division, Col. DiCiro served as the Deputy Commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division from 2014 to 2015.
Col. DiCiro was commissioned a second lieutenant after earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1993. His previous assignments include platoon leader, 317th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.; company commander, 30th Engineer battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; project engineer, Naval Support Activity – Bahrain, Transatlantic Programs Center, Winchester, Va., in 2002; project engineer, utilities, runways, aviation support, Camp Arifjan, Camp Udari, Camp Victory, Kuwait/Iraq Programs Office; resident engineer, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters, Force Protected Barracks, and Medical/Dental Clinic, Transatlantic Command (renamed the Middle East District); brigade engineer, 4/82nd Fort Bragg, N.C. from 2006 to 2008 (Task Force Fury, Forward Observation Base Salerno, Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008); NATO infrastructure chief, in 2009 with CJ-ENG, HQ-ISAF in Kabul, Afghanistan; and assistant Corps engineer, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps, Milan, Italy, during which he deployed as the chief of Infrastructure and Resources for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Col. DiCiro served as the Commander and District Engineer of the Corps’ San Francisco District from 2010 to 2012.
Col. DiCiro earned master’s degrees in civil engineering and business administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. His military education includes U.S. Army Ranger, Sapper, Airborne and Air Assault, and Jumpmaster courses, the Engineer Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses and the Command and General Staff College. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Missouri and a project management professional.