KANSAS CITY, Mo. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will conduct a change of command ceremony to recognize the arrival of Col. Travis J. Rayfield as its new commander. The ceremony will be live-streamed on www.facebook.com/usace.kcd Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating, the invite is for virtual attendance only.
Rayfield will assume command from Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., who has commanded the district since July 2019.
Rayfield is a native of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. In 1999, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1999, a Master of Science in Engineering Management in 2003 from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, and a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri and holds a Project Management Professional Certification.
The Kansas City District was established in 1907. Its missions include Civil Works, Military Construction, the cleanup of Hazardous, Toxic and Radiation waste. Its Civil Works boundaries take in parts of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado. Its Military Construction boundaries encompass the states of Missouri and Kansas. It is the primary design district in 7 states and the secondary design district in 8 states for the Hazardous, Toxic, and Radiological Waste cleanup program and facilitates the disposal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials for the entire United States.
The Kansas City District has diverse community of licensed professionals and certified technicians that are involved in direct project investigation and design activities as well as review and oversight of activities directly performed by Architect-Engineer firms under contract to the District.
For additional information please contact the Public Affairs Office at 816-389-3486.
Release no. 21-041