Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command

Key Leadership

  • Rear Admiral Korka assumed duties as Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command and the 45th Chief of Civil Engineers on October 19, 2018.

  • Ms. LaTorre is the Executive Director for the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC). She is the senior civilian advisor to the NAVFAC Commander, responsible for leading all aspects of NAVFAC’s business. As the senior civilian in the command, she is responsible for the community management for more than 19,000 NAVFAC employees. Ms. LaTorre represents NAVFAC in external forums, ensures Supported Commander requirements are understood and met, and focuses on long-term strategic matters related to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of the Navy shore infrastructure.

  • Rear Admiral Troy M. McClelland is a native of Yakima, Washington. He is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from the Foster School of Business (University of Washington), both in Seattle, Washington. In addition, McClelland earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Force Master Chief Terrell graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1988 and is a native of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He joined the Navy and attended Recruit Training Command at San Diego, California in April 1989. After graduation, he reported to Construction Electrician “A” School training in Port Hueneme, CA.

  • David Curfman entered the Senior Executive Service in October 2014. In June 2019, he assumed duties as the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command’s (NAVFAC) Chief Engineer and Assistant Commander (Director) for Capital Improvements. As the Chief Engineer, he is the senior technical advisor and technical authority for the Commander, NAVFAC, on facilities design, construction, and engineering issues. Additionally, he leads the DON Military Construction Program, the Restoration and Modernization Program, Medical Facilities Design, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Program, the Facilities Engineering Career field, and the Ocean Facilities Program. As the Director of Capital Improvements, he leads over 4000 engineering professionals delivering over $7B per year in design and construction services for the Navy, Marine Corps and other Federal agencies around the world.

  • Ms. Readal is currently Assistant Commander for Acquisition for the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC). She has been in the NAVFAC contracting field for 27 years, and she is the command’s senior civilian contracting official responsible for the contractual business practices, policy and oversight of the command’s $8 billion acquisition program, including military construction, environmental, and facility support contracts.

  • Mr. Forrest is the Assistant Commander for Asset Management at the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command. In his current position, he is the principal advisor to the Commander, NAVFAC and key Department of the Navy and Department of Defense officials for real property asset management, ensuring the optimal provision of real property assets that are integral to mission.

  • Mr. Saunders was selected as the Counsel, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), in November 2017. In this capacity, he delivers legal advice to the senior leadership of the Command and manages the NAVFAC Office of Counsel, which includes over ninety attorneys at headquarters and in thirteen field offices. Mr. Saunders entered the Senior Executive Service as Deputy Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), in October 2014.

  • Mr. Pollock was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2015 and serves as NAVFAC’s senior civilian authority for human resources, EEO, manpower, military and reserve programs, corporate strategy, and corporate resources management for NAVFAC’s 14 component commands and over 18,000 employees worldwide.

  • Mr. Timothy (Tim) Blanton is currently serving as the Director of the Navy Crane Center. He joined the Senior Executive Service in June of 2014, following over 30 years of experience with ship modernization, repair, and weight handling program management. The Navy Crane Center reports to the Commander, NAVFACENGCOM, and is responsible for all matters pertaining to the Navy’s weight handling program at Navy shore activities.

  • Mr. Baker is the Command Information Officer and Enterprise Information Technology Officer for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command. He is the command’s senior civilian responsible for enterprise-wide information technology and shore infrastructure cybersecurity, competency development, and architecture in support of the enterprise business requirements and strategy. He was appointed as a Senior Leader in March 2016, when he assumed his current duties. He previously served as N6 and Command Information Officer for Commander, Navy Installations Command from June 2011.

  • Rear Adm. Adametz is a native of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and a 1989 graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Rear Adm. Dean VanderLey is a native of Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Calvin College with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and received his commission from Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI in 1991. He holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

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