ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- During the week of July 14, 2014, COL (P) Mark Toy, the new division Commander, visited the Albuquerque district.
COL Toy is no stranger to the South Pacific Division. He served as Commander and District Engineer for Los Angeles District from July 2010 to July 2013. COL Toy then served as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Washington D.C., from August 2013 to June 2014.
During his visit to the Albuquerque District, COL Toy held a town hall meeting for all district employees, where he introduced himself and discussed his management style as well as his expectations and plans during his tour as division commander. He also revealed the new division motto: BUILDING STRONG and Taking Care of People!
COL Toy visited a number of projects and met with an array of key stakeholders. COL Toy toured the burn scar area of Santa Clara Pueblo, where he met and discussed flood risk management options with Michael Chavarilla, governor of Santa Clara Pueblo, and other tribal officials. He was also briefed, and toured, the Air Force Sustainment Center project at Kirtland Air Force Base, and met with COL Miller, 377th Wing Commander, Kirtland Air Force Base.