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The Detroit District welcomes in new commander this month

Detroit District
Published July 17, 2014
Col. Steven J. Roemhildt, Great Lakes and Ohio River division commander, leads the Offical procession party to the stage during the Detroit District change of command ceremony July 10, 2014; following him are Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells, the outgoing district commander, Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers, the incoming district commander, and Scott Thieme, the deputy distict engineer for project management.

Col. Steven J. Roemhildt, Great Lakes and Ohio River division commander, leads the Offical procession party to the stage during the Detroit District change of command ceremony July 10, 2014; following him are Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells, the outgoing district commander, Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers, the incoming district commander, and Scott Thieme, the deputy distict engineer for project management.

Having assumed command Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers passes the colors to Scott Thieme, Detroit District deputy district engineer for project management, during the change of command ceremony, July 10, 2014.

Having assumed command Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers passes the colors to Scott Thieme, Detroit District deputy district engineer for project management, during the change of command ceremony, July 10, 2014.

Dave Wright, chief of operations, greeted the incoming Detroit District Commander, Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers, at the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

Dave Wright, chief of operations, greeted the incoming Detroit District Commander, Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers, at the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

Dave Gerczak, outreach coordinator, took time to talk to Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers the incoming commander for the Detroit District after the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

Dave Gerczak, outreach coordinator, took time to talk to Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers the incoming commander for the Detroit District after the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

Jeff Follett, a project manager, welcomes Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers who took command that day of the Detroit District during the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

Jeff Follett, a project manager, welcomes Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers who took command that day of the Detroit District during the change of command ceremony July 10, 2014.

   Lt. Col. Michael L. Sellers assumed command of the Detroit District July 10, 2014, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. www.warmemorial.org

   Amongst the splendor of the war memorial both military and civilians alike were in their finest as they attended the Detroit District’s 53rd biannual change of command.

   “I’m confident that I’m in good hands, I consider it an incredible honor that I’m actually going to be part of this fine district,” said Sellers.

   Presiding over the ceremony and giving Sellers this honor was Col. Steven J. Roemhildt the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, who told the district employees that Sellers was the right officer for the job.

   “What do we do in the Detroit District and what do we do in the Army Corps of Engineers, what do we build? I’ll tell you what we do we’re building a nation, and that’s something you can hang your hat on, that’s something you can go home with and say ‘I am building a nation,’” said Roemhildt.

   Seller’s deployed to Iraq as the engineer operations officer. He has also served in the engineer battalions at Fort Polk, La., and Fort Bragg, N.C., as well as serving in the Redstone Arsenal in Ala.

Lt. Col. Seller’s biography: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/About/Leadership.aspx

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