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Alves Selected as NAVFAC Marianas Civilian Engineer of the Year

09 November 2021
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Liberatore announced Amor Alves as his selection for the 2022 NAVFAC Marianas Civilian Engineer of the Year.
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Liberatore announced Amor Alves as his selection for the 2022 NAVFAC Marianas Civilian Engineer of the Year.

Alves is the lead civil engineer and facilities management director at the Marine Corps Base Camp (MCB) Blaz public works department (PWD), supporting the $8.7 billon Guam Defense Policy Realignment Initiative (DPRI) program overseeing more than 60 military construction and sustainment projects.

"The construction of a new military base is an engineering feat that requires talent, ingenuity, hard work, and dedication, all of which Amor has clearly demonstrated during his time with NAVFAC Marianas," said Liberatore. "His accomplishments are clear indicators of the amazing workforce we have within our command to plan, design, build, and sustain Department of Defense facilities and infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific region, especially during a time of strategic competition."

In his capacity, Alves collaborates with and provides support to the construction, project, and design teams to resolve possible design conflicts, and executes design changes and contract modifications.
He and his team were proactive in overseeing project designs and identifying issues saving the government $25 million for the installation’s utility, roads, and infrastructure.

“I'm grateful and honored to be selected. It means a lot to me and to the organization that I've worked with,” he said. “Working as engineer with NAVFAC Marianas has always been both challenging and rewarding, so being selected as civilian engineer of the year is a great accomplishment, a culmination of years of hard work, patience and dedication. It also speaks of the command’s reputation as an excellent organization for establishing and advancing in an engineer career.”

With the construction of a new base, preventative maintenance is essential to ensure the installation is able to support mission requirements as needed. Through his efforts, Alves ensures the development of the Sustainment and Base Operating Support preventative maintenance services are complete, accurate, and submitted ahead of schedule.

“His overall efforts have saved the government time and money, and provided customers cost-effective solutions given multiple challenges and limited resources,” said Cmdr. Brian Christner, MCB Camp Blaz public works officer. “Mr. Alves is a quiet professional who will always look for the best solution to the customer's needs.”

In his role, he also collaborates with multiple partners including the NAVFAC Pacific Guam Program Management Office, U.S. Marine Corps, government of Guam, various project and design managers, and other stakeholders involved in providing critical public works initiatives at the installation including Smart Grid, Micro Grid, Industrial Control Systems, and District Cooling and Energy Security.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank NAVFAC Marianas for this recognition and for giving me the opportunity to advance my engineering career and achieve higher position in the organization,” said Alves. “I'd also like to recognize all my team at Camp Blaz PWD. This achievement would not have happened if were not for their hard work and dedication, and to my leaders at PWD for trusting in me. Lastly, to my family for their understanding, patience, sacrifice and support.”

Alves’s direct engagement and leadership for the DPRI program will decrease sustainment costs for the base and ensure a long life for the facilities. Most notably he and his team have resolved numerous errors in facility designs for the entire DPRI program resulting in specification and design changes for future military construction projects.

As the NAVFAC Marianas civilian engineer of the year, he will compete among the enterprise’s best engineers worldwide for the NAVFAC Engineer of the Year award.
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