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With its rich heritage in Texas history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce and serves the nation as part of the world’s largest public engineering, design and construction management agency.

Encompassing the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico; an area that spans across 50,000 square miles, includes 48 counties, two parishes and 16 congressional districts, the Galveston District successfully executes its mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

With its 350 dedicated professionals and annual budget of approximately $150 million, staff provides environmental, shoreline protection, regulatory, military construction and emergency management services to our nation and remains fully committed to continuing our mission of building strong.


The USACE Galveston District is one of four districts (Forth Worth, Little Rock and Tulsa) that is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division (headquartered in Dallas).

Our Mission

The USACE Galveston District is committed to providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

Our Vision

A great engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the nation's engineering challenges.

Jadwin Building

 

The Jadwin Building, located at 2000 Fort Point Road on the east end of Galveston Island, Texas, serves as the headquarters for the USACE Galveston District. Named after Lt. Gen. Edgar Jadwin, a former chief of engineers, the building houses offices for most of the district employees. Area offices are located in Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Port Arthur, with project offices in Houston, Matagorda, Brazoria and Wallisville, Texas.