AEA News & Information
Memorial Wall Dedicated
The Army Engineer Association (AEA) received generous financial support to facilitate the design, construction and dedication of the Memorial Wall for Fallen Engineers which is located in the “Sapper Grove” at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri—home of the Army Engineer Regiment. The wall was dedicated during the 2011 ENFORCE Conference 6-9 April, 2011, in front of a large and representative crowd from across the Engineer Regiment...active and retired. Members of industry who supported the effort were also in attendance. (Photo via USAES)
President Nominates LTG Tom Bostick to become Chief of Engineers.
The President has nominated LTG Tom Bostick to become the next Army Chief of Engineers, replacing LTG Robert L. ("Van") VanAntwerp who has been in that position since 2007, and had been expected to retire this year. Once confirmed by Congress, Bostick will replace VanAntwerp on a date to be announced later.
LTG Bostick has an exceptionally impressive, and wide range of Army experience coming into this new assignment. Currently, he is Deputy Chief of Staff-Personnel on the Department of the Army Staff, and earlier was the CG of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. He also served as Director of Military Programs in USACE and Commander of the Gulf Region Division in Iraq. Bostick was also Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earlier commanded the Engineer Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as the 1st Engineer Battalion in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.
A 1978 graduate of West Point, Bostick holds two Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University. He is a graduate of the Army War College.
Change in Leadership at Fort Leonard Wood Announced
The Army Chief of Staff recently announced that BG Bryan Watson is to be replaced by BG Mark Yenter as Commandant of the Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Watson has served as commandant for approximately two years and he and Yenter will switch positions; placing Watson as the Director, J-7, Engineering, United States Forces-Afghanistan, and Yenter at Fort Leonard Wood as commandant. Specific dates of the change in positions will be announced later.