Lieutenant Colonel Larry (Dale) Caswell assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District on May 18, 2018.
As the District Commander, he leads a civilian and military workforce of more than 350 personnel in executing the diverse mission of providing military construction, civil works, and interagency support throughout New Mexico, southern Colorado, and far west Texas. The Albuquerque District performs design, construction, and operations and maintenance services for all three Air Force installations in the state of New Mexico and nine lake projects throughout the area. Prior to assuming command of the Albuquerque District, Lt. Col. Caswell served as the executive officer for the 555th Engineer Brigade and the deputy chief of staff for the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Lt. Col. Caswell’s previous assignments include: Officer Commanding and Senior Tactics Instructor for the Tactics Wing at the Australian School of Military Engineering in Sydney; Operations Officer for the 15th Engineer Battalion (Construction), Germany;
Deputy Division Engineer, 1st Armored Division (with deployment in support of Operation New Dawn); Commander, 937th Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Battalion; Commander, C Company, 16th Engineer Battalion (with deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Brigade Battle Captain with the 18th Engineer Brigade (with deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom); Planner with Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Platoon leader in the 168th Engineer Battalion (Mechanized); and company executive officer in the 14th Engineer Battalion (Wheeled) at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Lt. Col. Caswell earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Lt. Col. Caswell’s military education includes Airborne School; the Engineer Basic and Career Courses; the Command and Staff Service School; and Intermediate Level Education at the Command and General Staff College. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and West Virginia.
Lt. Col. Caswell’s military awards include the Bronze Star (with 1 oak leaf cluster); the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals; and the Combat Action Badge.
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Lt. Col. Caswell is married to the former Erin Elizabeth Jacques. They have four children: Victoria, Rebecca, William, and Charles.