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Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army Chief of Engineers during an assumption of command ceremony today at Baruch Auditorium, Fort Lesley J. McNair. Also available in high definition.

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This work, LTG Thomas P. Bostick Assumes USACE Command, by Mary Cochran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.22.2012

Date Posted:05.23.2012 4:58AM


Video ID:144847




Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

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