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Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack Assumes Command of USACE Walla Walla District

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Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack Assumes Command of USACE Walla Walla District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony. Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack took over the responsibilities of Lt. Col. Richard Childers, who had commanded the district for two years.

KingSlack is now in charge of more than 800 personnel in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah. Walla Walla District is responsible for hydropower, environmental stewardship, flood risk management and commercial navigation in the Snake and Columbia rivers, USACE said.

Prior to her new role, Kingslack served as the deputy commander of USACE Portland District, responsible for the Columbia River and the coastal rivers of Oregon.

KingSlack previously served at USACE headquarters as an executive officer and as the deputy commanding general, among other roles. 

According to her service biography, KingSlack was also an observer, controller and trainer for a battalion staff at Fort Irwin’s National Training Center.

Before joining USACE, she deployed to Afghanistan as a vertical construction platoon leader and in Iraq as an engineer equipment officer.  

KingSlack earned a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Mandarin and German from the U.S. Military Academy, where she was commissioned in 2004. She also holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri Institute of Science and Technology.

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