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Posted 5/21/2018

Release no. 18-005

Mark Slimp

ALBUQUERQUE – Lieutenant Colonel Larry (Dale) Caswell assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District during a formal change of command ceremony, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The District’s area of responsibility includes the entire state of New Mexico, as well as portions of southern Colorado and far west Texas. The District performs design, construction, operations and maintenance services for three New Mexico Air Force bases, and operates a robust civil works program.

Prior to assuming command of the Albuquerque District, Lt. Col. Caswell served as the Executive Officer for the 555th Engineer Brigade and Deputy Chief of Staff for the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis McCord.

Lt. Col. Caswell’s previous assignments include: Commanding Officer and Senior Tactics Instructor for the Tactics Wing, 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, 18th Engineer Brigade (with deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom); Planner, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Platoon Leader, 168th Engineer Battalion (Mechanized); and company Executive Officer,14th Engineer Battalion (Wheeled), 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; Command and Staff Service School, and Intermediate Level Education at the Command and General Staff College. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and West Virginia.

Lt. Col. Caswell’s military awards include the Bronze Star (with 1 oak leaf cluster); Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals and the Combat Action Badge.
Lt. Col. Caswell’s photo and biography are available on the District’s website:

Caswell assumed command from Lt. Col. James Booth, who served the District well for the last two years.

For additional information, contact Mark Slimp, chief, Public Affairs, Albuquerque District at 505-342-3349; email: or Elizabeth (Lisa) Lockyear at 505-342-3106; email:

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