Story by Brannen Parrish on 07/08/2019The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony presided over by the Southwestern Division Commander, today.
Brigadier Gen. Paul Owen, Southwestern Division Commander, received the USACE flag from the outgoing commander, Col. Chistopher A. Hussin and passed it to Col. Scott Preston during the ceremony at the Tulsa District headquarters.
Preston comes to the Tulsa District after graduating from the Marine War College at Quantico, Va. He hails from Liberty, Missouri where he is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri and a Certified Project Management Professional.
"The Tulsa District's reputation is well-known," said Preston. "When I was in [Washington] D.C., everyone I talked to about the Tulsa District talked about the great reputation, and I'm looking forward to being part of this team."
Hussin presided over the Tulsa District during one of the heaviest floods in the Tulsa District's 80 year history and provided leadership during a time of intense rainfall in Kansas and eastern Oklahoma. He thanked members of his family and Team Tulsa'
"As bittersweet as this is, I can't help but smile thinking about what's ahead for Scott," said Hussin. "I've coined a new phrase over the last couple of weeks; I've called this the Heart of Awesomeness'. Welcome to the Heart of Awesomeness' but I know the workforce and our support communities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas will welcome you with open arms."