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Colonel Charles H. Klinge, Jr., assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, on June 27, 2012.
He was born at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was raised in Northern Virginia and Crofton, Maryland. He is a 1988 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Jumpmaster Schools. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Hawaii.
Colonel Klinge began his military career with the 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, serving as platoon leader and company executive officer during Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After completing the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Klinge joined the Engineer Brigade staff of the 3rd Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany and later served as the Assistant Brigade Engineer in Schweinfurt. He commanded Alpha Company, 10th Engineer Battalion, later reflagged as the 9th Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, to include Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia.
Since August 30, 2010 Col. Klinge was the Deputy Commander of the Southwestern Division, Dallas. Other USACE experience includes his first assignment with USACE with the Los Angeles District from 1999-2002 where he served as Chief of Real Estate, Project Engineer and Project Manager, and Chief of Military Programs.
From 2002-2005, Colonel Klinge served as the Executive Officer of the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division and as Commander of the Baghdad Area Office in the Central District, Gulf Region Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as the Deputy Commander for the New York District from 2005-2006. He also commanded the Honolulu District from July 2006 until his assignment as the Deputy Brigade Commander of the 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from August 2008 until August 2010.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Arrowhead Device).