US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District Welcomes New Commander

Published July 13, 2012
Brig. Gen. Michael Wehr (left) waits as outgoing Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Williams prepares to pass the command flag to incoming District Commander Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant during a ceremony July 12.  Also pictured (right) is the District's civilian Deputy for Planning, Projects and Program Management, John D'Antonio.

Brig. Gen. Michael Wehr (left) waits as outgoing Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Williams prepares to pass the command flag to incoming District Commander Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant during a ceremony July 12. Also pictured (right) is the District's civilian Deputy for Planning, Projects and Program Management, John D'Antonio.

ALBUQUERQUE – Lieutenant Colonel Antoinette Gant assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District July 12, during a formal change of command ceremony at the district headquarters.

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 and operations and maintenance services for three New Mexico Air Force bases and operates a robust civil works program.  

Lt. Col. Gant’s most recent assignment was Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff Engineer Directorate, U.S. Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Previous duty assignments include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Benning, Ga.; Mount Clemens, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and Afghanistan in support of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in the Nangahar Province.

Lt. Col. Gant was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1994. She holds a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and a master’s in Engineer Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla.  Military schools include the Engineer Basic and Advanced Officer Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Recruiting Commander Course, and the Command and General Staff College. 

She is joined by her husband and two children.

Release no. 12-006