Louisville District deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Published Sept. 14, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division Commander Col. Jason Kelly promoted Maj. Latoya Manzey, Louisville District deputy commander, to lieutenant colonel, in a promotion ceremony held Sept. 11, 2020. 

Kelly presided virtually over the ceremony from the SAD office in Atlanta, while the actual ceremony was held at the Louisville District office.

Lt. Col. Manzey’s family, including her husband and three children, along with Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino were in attendance.

“We are fortunate to have Lt. Col. Manzey on our Louisville District team,” Crispino said. “She is a highly talented and skilled officer. This promotion is a recognition by the Army that she has the potential to lead in the next rank. Of course, that potential was evident to all of us on the day she arrived to the district.” 

In 2004, Manzey commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Tulane University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science from nearby Xavier University of Louisiana. She also holds a Masters in Adult Education from Kansas State University. Manzey assumed duties as the Louisville District deputy commander July 31, 2020.  

Manzey’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with three oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.