North Atlantic Division

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A map of the civil works (i.e., watershed) boundaries of the US Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division

The North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the eight permanent divisions within the Corps.

Made up of roughly 3,500 employees in six districts and a Division headquarters, the North Atlantic Division is a major subordinate command and serves to integrate the capabilities of its six districts. They plan, design and build for the Army and Air Force in the northeastern states and Europe, develop and manage water resources, and protect and restore the environment. They also work for other international, federal, state and local customers and agencies.

Its current headquarters is at 302 General Lee Avenue in Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York.

During World War II while working out of its headquarters at 270 Broadway in Manhattan, the division was responsible for coordinating all military construction in Europe. It also coordinated the construction of the nuclear bomb, which was code named the Manhattan Project because of the location of the division's headquarters office.

The current division commanding general is Brig. Gen. William H. Graham,[1] who is directly responsible to the Chief of Engineers. Within the authorities delegated, the division commander directs and supervises the individual district commanders. The division commander also serves as the federal representative on the Delaware River Basin Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.


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