VICKSBURG, MS (KFVS) - The Army Corps of Engineers has announced a change of command for the Mississippi Valley Division.
Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh will transfer command of the division to Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, effective Thursday, Nov. 10.
The ceremony will take place at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Maj. Gen. Walsh has been in command since February 2008.
Maj. Gen. Peabody comes from Cincinnati, Ohio where he was commander and division engineer of the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
The new appointee will be responsible for the Corps water resource programs in a 370,000 sq. mile area that includes areas from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
District offices are headquartered in St. Paul, Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans.
Maj. Gen. Peabody will also be the president-designee of the Mississippi River Commission. The agency oversees the comprehensive Mississippi River and tributaries flood control and navigation project, and the river and its tributary.