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Colonel Adam J. Czekanski

Col. Adam J. Czekanski took command of the Pittsburgh District, US Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Andrew J. “Coby” Short film on July 29 during a ceremony at Sen. John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

As the District Commander and Engineer, he is responsible for carrying out the district’s mission in the Ohio River Basin, which includes more than 328 miles of waterways on the Allegheny River, Monongahela River, and Upper the Ohio River. The 26,000 square miles of the Pittsburgh District include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland, and southwestern New York. The district infrastructure includes 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multipurpose flood damage reduction reservoirs, 80 local flood damage reduction projects and other projects to protect and improve water resources. water. With more than 150 years of experience, the District of Pittsburgh has developed an expertise to accomplish its various civil engineering missions in the areas of navigation, flood damage reduction, recreation, water restoration. environment, hydropower, storm damage reduction, regulation, water supply and emergency response.

Czekanski recently completed an assignment as a professor of military science for the Army ROTC program at Niagara University, and previously served as the District Commander for the Buffalo District of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Czekanski is the son of Mike and Diane Czekanski of Sheridan, who were present at the ceremony, and graduated in 1994 from Silver Creek High School. He was appointed second lieutenant in 1998 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Water Systems Concentration) from Cornell University, followed by a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Engineering in University of Texas Water in 2007.

He is married to former Wendi Lynn and is the father of Annabelle and Nicholas.

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