- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers is welcoming a new commander.

Col. Edward Chamberlayne took over Friday from Col J. Richard Jordan in a ceremony at Fort McHenry. Jordan served in the position for three years and is retiring.

Chamberlayne most recently served as a U.S. Army War College fellow at the Institute of World Politics. He is a native of Alexandria, Virginia.

As commander and district engineer, he will oversee engineering, construction and real estate activities for the Army, Air Force and other Defense Department agencies in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, southern New York and northern Virginia.

His responsibilities include water resource development activities in the upper Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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