US Army Corps of Engineers
North Atlantic Division

NAD chief of staff retires after 23-year career

North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published May 17, 2019
Ceremony attendees give Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio a standing ovation following remarks at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

Ceremony attendees give Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio a standing ovation following remarks at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and members of the Corps' North Atlantic Division (NAD) filled the room.

Master Sgt. David Foster narrates during a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

Master Sgt. David Foster narrates during a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. Foster serves as the non-commissioned officer-in-charge for operations at the North Atlantic Division (NAD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

North Atlantic Division (NAD) employee Shamirra Shelton-Thornton cut a cake following a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio.

North Atlantic Division (NAD) employee Shamirra Shelton-Thornton cut a cake following a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) is presented with her certificate of retirement signed by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley by Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn at a ceremony honoring her held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) is presented with her certificate of retirement signed by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley by Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn at a ceremony honoring her held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) receives the traditional United States flag given to Army military retirees at the conclusion of their careers.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) receives the traditional United States flag given to Army military retirees at the conclusion of their careers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn (left) presented the flag during a retirement ceremony held in her honor on May 10 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

U.S. Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn (left) presents a certificate of appreciation from President Donald Trump to Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

U.S. Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn (left) presents a certificate of appreciation from President Donald Trump to Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn presents Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio with a certificate to accompany the Meritorious Service Medal she received as an end-of-service award at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn presents Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio with a certificate to accompany the Meritorious Service Medal she received as an end-of-service award at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn presents Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio with the Meritorious Service Medal during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn presents Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio with the Meritorious Service Medal during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn (left) makes remarks during a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

North Atlantic Division (NAD) Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn (left) makes remarks during a retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. The ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army and its Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and members of the Corps' North Atlantic Division (NAD) filled the room and gave her a standing ovation at the conclusion of her remarks.

Col. (Retired) Bryan Green (left) made remarks about serving with Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.
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Col. (Retired) Bryan Green (left) made remarks about serving with Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio (right) during her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio served in assignments of increasing responsibility until her most recent, final assignment as North Atlantic Division (NAD)'s Chief of Staff. Her career also included overseas assignments in Mosul, Iraq as the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's brigade engineer and in Korea as Green's deputy commander of the Far East District, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which he commanded.

North Atlantic Division Knowledge Management program manager Brian Temple delivers the invocation at Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.
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North Atlantic Division Knowledge Management program manager Brian Temple delivers the invocation at Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio made remarks to attendees at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.
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Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio made remarks to attendees at her retirement ceremony held May 10, at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York. D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former military colleagues, college friends and members of the Corps' North Atlantic Division (NAD) filled the room and gave her a standing ovation at the conclusion of her remarks.

Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio retired from the U.S. Army following a 23-year career at a retirement ceremony in her honor held May 10 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.

D'Annunzio's retirement ceremony provided an end point on a 23-year career as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commissioned officer. She served in assignments of increasing responsibility until her most recent, final assignment as the Corps' North Atlantic Division (NAD) Chief of Staff. 

Her career also included overseas assignments in Mosul, Iraq as the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's brigade engineer and in Korea as the deputy commander of the Far East District, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Former military colleagues, college friends and NAD employees filled the room and gave her a standing ovation at the conclusion of her remarks.

Also speaking at the ceremony were NAD Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn and D'Annunzio's district commander in Korea, Col. (Retired) Bryan Green. Milhorn presented D'Annunzio several honors to recognize her long, honorable service including the Army's Meritorious Service Medal, a certificate of appreciation signed by President Donald Trump, the certificate of retirement signed by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, the retiree lapel pin and the United States flag.

Lt. Col. D'Annunzio is a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania and she graduated with a bachelor's degree in geology from Slippery Rock University in Butler County, Pennsylvania.