BROOKLYN, N.Y. --
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner became the 58th commanding general and division engineer of the North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a change of command ceremony today at the division’s Fort Hamilton, New York, headquarters. He assumed leadership from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, who commanded the unit since 2018.
“In many ways, this assignment feels like a homecoming,” Tickner said. “My ties to this area of the nation run deep.”
Tickner, a native of Wayne, Pennsylvania, has family in the area, and served as commander of the division’s Philadelphia District from 2008-2010. His most recent assignment was as the USACE Pacific Ocean Division commander at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
“I’m also keenly aware of the unique mission of the division, from the critical work we do with our military and defense agencies in the U.S. and across the Atlantic … to shoring up the northeast from storms and supporting our nation with critical projects that spur our nation’s economic engine,” Tickner said.
As the North Atlantic Division commander, Tickner will oversee an annual program of more than $5 billion to plan, design and construct projects to support the military, protect America’s water resources, mitigate risk from disasters, and restore and enhance the environment throughout 14 states in the northeast as well as throughout Europe and Africa. He is also responsible for a variety of Division engineering and construction activities for international, federal, state and local governments and agencies in more than a dozen Northeastern states as well as overseas.
The North Atlantic Division is one of nine regions providing engineering and construction services to the nation. It is the Corps’ headquarters for the Northeastern United States, Europe, and Africa, with offices in Concord, Mass., New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., and Wiesbaden, Germany.
Milhorn has been reassigned to USACE headquarters in Washington as the deputy commanding general for military and international operations.