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NAVFAC Midwest Changes Leadership

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Story Number: NNS080802-01
Release Date: 8/2/2008 8:25:00 AM

By Bill Couch, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Midwest Public Affairs

GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- The Navy command responsible for facilities engineering, environmental issues and public works support throughout Navy Region Midwest changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 1

Capt. Julius C. Washington assumed command of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest from Capt. Robert J. Gibbs in a ceremony on Naval Station Great Lakes' historic Ross Field.

"This has been a tremendously rewarding assignment," said Gibbs, whose next assignment is director of NAVFAC's Total Force personnel policies at NAVFAC headquarters in Washington. "Over the past two years, NAVFAC Midwest has delivered hundreds of millions of dollars of goods and services to our supported commanders across the Midwest region.

"Here at Great Lakes, at NSA Mid-South in Tennessee, at NSA Crane in Indiana, and at other sites throughout Navy Region Midwest, the people of NAVFAC Midwest do a superb job of meeting the needs of our customers across a huge range of issues," added Gibbs. "It has been my honor to lead you, and I know you'll continue to show our supported commanders that you are the providers of choice."

"It's an honor to assume command of NAVFAC Midwest," said Washington, who previously served at Naval Station Great Lakes from 1997 to 2000 as resident officer in charge of contracts. "I look forward to joining the Midwest team and ensuring NAVFAC continues to provide efficient and effective support to the Navy, Marine Corps, and other supported commands throughout the region."

NAVFAC Midwest provides public works, planning, design and construction services and management of environmental issues for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and other federal activities from North Dakota to Tennessee. Headquartered at Naval Station Great Lakes, the command provides regional oversight of public works departments at each of the three Navy bases in the region and at Marine Corps Mobilization Command in Kansas City, Mo., and at 40 other sites such as Navy Operational Support Commands in each of the region's 16 states.

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