Huntsville Center changing command July 23

Huntsville Center Public Affairs Office
Published July 12, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, will host a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m., July 23 at the Sparkman Center’s Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal.

Major General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations will preside over the traditional military ceremony.

Col. Sebastien P. Joly will take command from Col. Marvin Griffin, Huntsville Center commander, who is retiring after more than 25 years of service in the Army.

Prior to taking command of Huntsville Center, Colonel Joly served as the 53rd Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District.

Colonel Joly has earned Master’s Degrees in Operations Research, Engineering Management, and National Security Studies. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1996 where he received his commission in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

He is also a graduate of the National War College, Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Engineer Officer Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses..

Huntsville Center is a major element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that supports Department of Defense and other government agencies worldwide. The Center employs more than 1000 employees working in various engineering and support disciplines in Huntsville, Omaha, Nebraska, and Alexandria, Virginia.

The Center executes more than 6,000 contracts valued at $2 billion annually in engineering, construction and technical services in support of strategic national programs such as Department of Defense installation facility repair and renewal construction, national energy savings programs, nationwide environmental and ordnance remediation programs, Army medical facilities design and outfitting and overseas contingency operations.

Media wishing to attend should call 256-895-1694 by close of business July 21 to arrange for coverage of the event.

Huntsville Center Public Affairs Office

Release no. 21-005