Colonel Alexander “Xander” L. Bullock assumed command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday. He joins the district after serving in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Tampa, Florida, as a part of the Commander’s Action Group and in the J4 (logistics) as a logistics plans officer.
Bullock leads a team of about 800 employees who undertake military construction in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon; and are responsible for an extensive civil works engineering and construction mission in Washington, Idaho and Montana. The District’s programs also include preservation of historic structures, and hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste cleanup. Seattle District manages $500 million worth of work annually.
Bullock grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington and is a graduate of Mount Si High School. He has served multiple tours overseas including three tours in Afghanistan.
Bullock is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne and Air Assault Schools, and the Command and General Staff School and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He has recently graduated from the National War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Military and Strategic Studies from the Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Strategy from the National War College.
The Seattle District provides military and civil public works services as well as support for other agencies. The district also plays a key role in environmental protection and improvement, from protecting wetlands to ecological restoration and cleaning up hazardous and toxic waste pollution.
The district’s civil works boundaries encompass 99,000 square miles and contain 4,700 miles of shoreline. The boundaries include the Columbia River system upstream of the mouth of the Yakima River, much of eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana to the Continental Divide.
Release no. 20-026