Col. Kimberly M. Colloton, PMP, is the 60th Commander of the Los Angeles District. With more than 20 years of active service, Col. Colloton currently leads 844 military and civilian personnel operating throughout a 226,000 square mile area of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Col. Colloton is responsible for an annual budget of nearly $1 billion for planning, engineering, construction, asset management, regulatory, emergency management, and environmental services for 3 Army and 8 Air Force installations, interagency and international customers, and the nation’s civil water resources infrastructure in the Southwest.
Col. Colloton graduated in June 2013 from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Her most recent operational assignment was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., where she served as the I Corps (Rear) Engineer Staff director until July 2012 and prior to that as the 555th Engineer Brigade deputy commander from July 2010 until October 2011.
In 1992, Col. Colloton was commissioned a Distinguished Military Graduate in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through ROTC. Her previous assignments include: platoon leader and executive officer in the 68th Combat Support Equipment Company; platoon leader and battalion adjutant in the 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Fort Hood, Texas; 20th Area Support Group and Area IV engineer operations officer, at Camp Henry in Taegu, South Korea; Battalion S4 and Headquarters Company commander in the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.; high desert area officer for the Los Angeles District, to include a deployment to Iraq in 2003 with the South Pacific Division Forward Engineer Support Team; and executive officer and operations officer in the 84th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to include deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07. From July 2007 to June 2008 she was a fellow with the RAND Arroyo Center, the Army’s federally funded research development center in Santa Monica, Calif. She commanded the Albuquerque District from July 2008 until July 2010.
Col. Colloton earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., in 1992, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 2002 and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University in 2013. She attended the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the Senior Service College at Fort McNair, Washington. She is a certified Project Management Professional.
Col. Colloton’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Support Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge and Senior Parachutist Badge.
Col. Colloton is originally from Albany, N.Y., and is married to Michael Krulc, P.E., from Aurora, Minn. They have a 20-month-old son, Stanley Thomas Krulc.