PORTLAND, OR -
At a change of command ceremony today, Brigadier General Scott A. Spellmon assumed command of the Northwestern Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He succeeds Brigadier General John S. Kem, who has served as commander since July 2013.
Spellmon will oversee a 4,800-member workforce and a multi-billion annual program in civil works, military construction and environmental restoration that spans 14 states throughout the Columbia and Missouri river basins. These activities are implemented through five operating districts in Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Walla Walla, Washington, Kansas City, Missouri, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Prior to assuming Command of the Northwestern Division, Brig. Gen. Spellmon served as Executive Director for the Office of the Chief of Engineers, Engineer Intelligence Officer for the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps and Observer-Controller for the Combat Maneuver Training Center.
Brig. Gen Spellmon received his commission with the Corps of Engineers after graduating as a distinguished second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from USMA, Master of Science Degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the U.S. Army War College.
Release no. 20150716-001