Mark Edelson entered the Senior Executive Service in July 2022. He serves as the Program Executive Officer for Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II). PEO II is responsible for cost, schedule, and performance of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP). SIOP is a holistic investment plan to optimize the four naval public shipyards located in Portsmouth, Virginia; Kittery, Maine; Puget Sound, Washington, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Edelson was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Design and Construction at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He oversaw a portfolio of 31 projects worth $36 billion recapitalizing the nation’s nuclear security enterprise at sites across the United States. Mr. Edelson was responsible for project management policy, acquisition, and execution performance of capital construction and major item of equipment projects. As the Director, Project Analysis, Oversight, and Review he evaluated cost, schedule, risk, compliance, and acquisition performance of NNSA projects.
Mr. Edelson served as the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Deputy Commander for Operations, responsible for the oversight of $15 billion per year of design, construction, planning, real estate, environmental services, facilities maintenance, transportation, and utilities, with additional responsibilities as the Contingency Engineering Business Line Leader and corporate Safety Officer. Previously, he served as the NAVFAC Assistant Commander for Public Works, providing transportation, facility services, facilities maintenance, utilities, and energy resiliency to Navy installations world-wide. From 2017 to 2019 he served as Commanding Officer of NAVFAC Southwest and the Navy Regional Engineer. From 2013 to 2015, he commanded the NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center.
Mr. Edelson served on active duty for 30 years in the U. S. Navy as a member of the Civil Engineer Corps. His tours included a variety of command, operational, and staff positions in combat, contingency response, contracting, construction, and facilities management. He has received numerous awards throughout his military career including the Legion of Merit (four awards).
Mr. Edelson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Duke University Advanced Management Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer (civil) in Virginia.
Last Updated: 24 May 2023