Colonel John G. Buck assumed command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 18, 2014. As District Commander, Buck oversees military construction in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. He also manages an extensive civil works engineering and construction mission in Washington, Idaho and Montana. His programs also include Historic Preservation of Historic Structures, and Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste cleanup. Seattle District manages half a billion dollars worth of work annually with a workforce of about 900 employees.