Hoyman becomes 70th Honolulu District commander

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (July 11, 2016) -- New Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. James D. Hoyman makes his remarks during the Honolulu District Change of Command ceremony on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter.  At the ceremony Hoyman became the 70th Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District. Photo by Dino W. Buchanan, Honolulu District Public Affairs

New Honolulu District commander Lt. Col. James D. Hoyman makes his remarks during the Honolulu District change of command ceremony on Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle, July 11. At the ceremony Hoyman became the 70th commander of the USACE-Honolulu District.

 

Story and photos by Dino W. Buchanan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District
Public Affairs

 

FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Col. James D. Hoyman accepted command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District from Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, Monday, on Palm Circle parade field, here.

Hoyman will command an organization of more than 300 engineers, scientists and support staff serving the Pacific Region, including Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Kwajalein in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

He most recently served at Wheaton College, Ill., as the professor of military science. During this time leading the ROTC detachment at Wheaton, the program commissioned 78 Army officers. He graduated from West Point in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and was commissioned into the USACE. Hoyman also holds master’s degrees in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and in organizational psychology from Columbia University. Hoyman is also a graduate of the engineer basic and advanced courses, the Command and General Staff College, is Air Assault qualified, a Sapper Leader Course graduate and a licensed professional engineer in the state of Colorado.

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (July 11, 2016) -- New Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. James D. Hoyman makes his remarks during the Honolulu District Change of Command ceremony on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter.  At the ceremony Hoyman became the 70th Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District. Photo by Dino W. Buchanan, Honolulu District Public Affairs

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Honolulu District is responsible for major military design and construction, civil works, international and interagency support, real estate services for the Army and Air Force, regulatory work, environmental services and emergency management. The District’s current active program is valued at about $2 billion.

During his tenure at Honolulu District, Crary met the challenge of successfully leading the District in executing all mission requirements: Military construction, civil works, international and interagency services, real estate, regulatory, environmental services and emergency management support. He led a highly motivated staff in support of Army military construction and initiatives.

In addition, in support of USACE Headquarters Emergency Management disaster requirements, Crary led the District through the preparations and potential FEMA response for 13 typhoons and tropical storms that passed the Hawaiian Islands during the summer of 2015 (the most in one season in recorded history.

Crary was also highly involved in the MATHCOUNTS competitions, numerous STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education-oriented outreach events such as the University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Engineering Career fairs, the annual National Engineers Week, the Hawaii Science Olympiad, as well as many District personnel speaking about the Corps to potential future engineers at local schools.

For his outstanding work and contributions while commanding the Honolulu District, Crary received the Meritorious Service Medal. He leaves to serve in Pacific Command’s Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation Directorate.

 

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