Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for military and international operations, visited the Republic of Korea March 4-7.
During the trip, Cox met with U.S. military officials, students from Seoul American High School, members of the Far East District staff, and toured construction projects at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.
During his tour of the new elementary school construction project at Humphreys, Cox met Joyce Diggs, the school principal. Diggs has already developed a comprehensive plan to move into the school, and explained how the new school would benefit the students.
“This is going to be fantastic. This makes me wish that I could go back to elementary school,” said Cox.
Cox spoke with district personnel concerning the current economic and political climate and the impact on their work in Korea as part of the larger Corps of Engineers mission.
The Far East District has about 500 employees on U.S. military facilities over the Republic of Korea. Responsible for billions of dollars worth of construction projects, the district has been, and will be, working on $10.7 billion worth of projects in the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys area alone over the coming few years.
Only two other Corps of Engineers districts are permanently headquartered outside of the United States, with another in Afghanistan.