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Aaron Aguilar, Information Technology Specialist/Telecommunication Officer works in one of the District's telecommunications rooms.
Chris Caywood, Far East District Design Branch Chief, will be leaving the organization for a new position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Lt. Col. McGee is seen here holding a traditional staff meeting with his team in Pre-Covid 19 conditions.
Project Engineer Nicole Smith oversees the construction of this highly-anticipated Humphreys Community project.
Mr. Song, Un-Ho and Mr. Choe, Chong-UK (material engineering technicians) performing tests in the Materials Testing Lab.
August 12, Chief of Construction, Chad N. McLeod and COL Christopher Crary recognize Tom McDonald as Far East District Hard Hat of the Year Award Winner.
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Welcome!

Welcome to the Far East Engineer District, the engineering and construction agency of choice in Korea! FED has a long history of overseeing the design and construction of outstanding quality of life and operational facilities for the Department of Defense community in Korea.

To find out more about FED, its people and the work we do to support the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their families living and working in Korea, please browse our web site. Keep abreast of events and happenings in the FED by liking our social media sites  on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Thanks for visiting and we hope your stay with us will be interesting and informative! One Team – Building Strong® – In Korea

Col. Christopher W. Crary
Commander

Recent articles

  • December

    9,000 Hours and an 18-Month Upgrade Prove Fruitful for the FED

    In 2019, the FED developed a comprehensive plan to identify and subsequently fortify its technological vulnerabilities. This ongoing plan of action spanned 18 months and has involved the onboarding of six new IMO specialists dedicated to the new endeavor.
  • Where Are They Now?

    Former Advancing Minorities in Engineering (AMIE) intern, Oluwaferanmi Olulana, was writing his last paper for the last project required to complete his undergraduate degree in civil engineering when I contacted him to inquire about his aspirations after his Far East District internship.
  • Stephen Brown: The FED’s Proactive Approach to Equal Employment Opportunity

    Stephen Brown, Far East District Equal Employment Opportunity Manager is a former Morse code operator for the US Air Force who discovered his love for taking care of others while serving as a first sergeant.
  • FED Takes Aim at Increased Diversity with AMIE Internship Program

    “Our District is looking for the industry’s finest graduates and top talent to help design and build our nation’s future by working with the US Army Corps of Engineers,” says Lt. Col. Dennis McGee, Deputy Commander Far East District.
  • November

    Safety Apprentice Hones Skills By Taking Over 775 Hours of Training in a Year

    Sometimes a job is created just for you. Such is the case for Gregory Pavelka. In fact, his entry into the FED was almost serendipitous.
  • Chris Caywood: To the Corps and Beyond

    After four and a half years with the Far East District, Design Branch Chief Chris Caywood is leaving the organization for a new position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • A Mother’s Guidance Results in Two Generations of FED Employment

    Success leaves clues and a long-term position with the Far East District gave Mihui Yun great career advice to share with her daughter Emily who discovered a profession in civil engineering by following some good advice from her mother, a 41-year employee of the FED Central Resident Office (CRO) in Osan.
  • October

    Michael Banks: From Cavalry Scout to Engineer and Project Manager

    Project managers (PMs) are vital to the work of the US Army Corps of Engineers. They are project catalysts who combine both customer and stakeholder expectations to ensure a project is completed on time and within budget. Michael Banks is one such Far East District Project Manager.
  • The Power of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining: Assembling the Best Workforce for FED

    As the Corps of Engineers Far East District works to complete the 107 projects currently in construction phase, the District’s general and administrative (G&A) staff work diligently behind the scenes to support all the public can see as they drive by any US Army Corps of Engineers construction site.
  • Project Engineer Nicole Hill and Her Pet-Friendly Assignment

    Nicole Hill is the Project Engineer overseeing the construction of Camp Humphrey’s newest pet-friendly facility. Charged with ensuring this project is completed safely, on budget, and schedule; Nicole has worked diligently with project contractors to deliver amenities pet enthusiasts will love.
  • The Corps, The Earth, and Its Scientists

    A geotechnical and environmental investigation is required anytime the Corps of Engineers constructs something on or within the ground. This comprehensive investigation ensures the structures can be successfully constructed on solid foundations in accordance with analysis of subsurface conditions. Most importantly, it guarantees the building won’t collapse or fall down because of foundation failure.
  • The Business of the FED: Turning an Idea Into a Building

    The US Army Corps Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) operates on the Korean peninsula, an area about the size of Indiana. With 339 current projects and project amounts totaling 6.9 billion dollars, the FED is the paramount engineering solution in South Korea for multiple stakeholders.
  • September

    Providing Engineering Excellence

    If you were to ask a person to define the job of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the answers you received would be as unique as the individuals in your sample. We took this question to a small group of people ranging from active-duty Soldiers to restauranteurs and stay at home moms. Here are some of the answers we received.
  • Practicing COVID Resilience: How the FED Stays Ahead

    From improving warfighter capabilities and laying the foundation for a 216-bedroom housing unit on Camp Humphreys to ensuring the support staff has the capability to work remotely, the Far East District (FED) has not allowed the COVID-19 pandemic to slow them down.
  • ENFIRE Technology Used in Real-World Environment to Conduct Far East District’s Latest Training

    Last week, Chris Caywood, Chief of the FED’s Design Branch and a group of seven Engineering Division engineers met with customers from Story Range to complete a site assessment on three of the complex’s ranges.
  • August

    Get in Over Your Head: A Conversation with Chief of Engineering Pam Lovasz

    From growing up as a little girl who loved earth science and collecting rocks to becoming Chief of the Far East District’s Engineering Division, Pam Lovasz has made a career of doing what she loves and asking for what she wants.
  • CONREP Tim McDonald Recognized as Far East Hard Hat of the Year

    Tom McDonald, Construction Representative was recognized as the Far East District Hard Hat of the Year Award Winner by the FED Chief of Construction Chad McLeod and FED Commander, Col. Christopher Crary. The Hard Hat of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding construction field office employee capable of best demonstrating successes in construction quality management, contributions and innovations.
  • ENFIRE Refresher Course Produces Renewed Contingency Preparedness

    The 11th Engineers have concluded a refresher course held during the week of Aug. 3 designed to leverage the use of ENFIRE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) rapid data collecting tool kit. Instruction set, reconnaissance, and surveying (commonly known as ENFIRE) allows Far East District (FED) Soldiers and civilians to conduct reconnaissance with modernized collection and dissemination technology from a safe distance, making it possible to deliver data with a greater level of precision than ever before.
  • Far East District participates in job fair

    The Far East District supported Camp Humphreys job fair at The Morning Calm Center Aug. 5. The district employs more than 450 individuals in 120 job titles and is the largest public engineering design and construction management agency in the world.
  • The FED Played a Big Part in My Career: A Conversation with Carol Spratley

    In a time when the Scientific American newsletter reports that 45% of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) leave their jobs because of feeling underpaid and unrepresented, Carol A. Spratley, Project Manager for the Korea Program Relocation Office defies this statistic by virtue of her 41 years as an employee of the U S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-one of those years were spent in her most recent of two tours to South Korea in service to the Far East District.