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Mobile District has more than 1,100 civilian and ten military personnel. Diversity and professional abilities best describe our workforce. From health care workers to engineers – lock masters to rangers – architects to hydrologist – secretaries to surveyors – Mobile District is a unique blend of some of the nation's best professionals.

The Corps story began more than 200 years ago when Congress established the Continental Army with a provision for a chief engineer on June 16, 1775. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802, and gave the engineers responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Since then, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country. Throughout the 19th century, the Corps built coastal fortifications, surveyed roads and canals, eliminated navigational hazards, explored and mapped the Western frontier, and constructed buildings and monuments in the Nation’s capital. While the mission and tasks have evolved with the needs and priorities of the Nation, the dedication and commitment of the workforce has remained constant.

Mobile District's Mission

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Mobile District's Military Mission covers over 252,000 square miles, stretching 3,800 miles north to south. The District supports the Army, Air Force, NASA and other federal agencies in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Central and South America. This work includes design and construction management for a multitude of different types of facilities such as medical centers, dormitories, aircraft facilities, sewage treatment plants, office complexes and family housing. We also provide engineering studies and other technical assistance such as master planning, environmental management and real estate support.
Mobile District's Interagency & International Service Role we are proud to provide engineering and construction support to various other  agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Environmental Protection  Agency to name a few. The district also provides engineering, environmental and  humanitarian support to various nations and organizations throughout Central  and South America in support of U.S. Southern Command.
Mobile District's Civil Works Mission covers 96,00 square  miles in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. It includes all river,  harbor and flood control works within the drainage basins of six major river  systems. Our civil works missions includes navigation with four major inland  waterways and the intracoastal canal providing over 2,200 miles of navigation,  seven deep-water harbors and 21 shallow draft ports; flood control with over 67  projects that have prevented in excess of $200 million in flood damages over  the last ten years; eight hydropower facilities generating 2.06 billion  kilowatts of electricity and returning $44.8 million of the U.S. Treasury; one  of the largest recreation programs in the Federal government with 27 lakes and  464 recreation and nature areas averaging more than 34.1 million visitors last  year and water supply for municipalities and industry.