Capt. Richard D. Hayes, III will relieve Capt. Dean VanderLey as Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic commanding officer 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Pennsylvania House aboard Naval Station Norfolk.
Rear Adm. Darius Banaji, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic and U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Civil Engineer, will serve as presiding officer. Also participating in the ceremony is Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock, commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.
VanderLey, a civil engineer officer who holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, is qualified in Submarines and Seabee Combat Warfare and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, a registered Professional Engineer, and a Certified Energy Manager. His next assignment is vice commander of NAVFAC Atlantic.
Hayes is a civil engineer officer and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
His tours include Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Section Head, Chief of Naval Operations N46; Public Works Officer, Naval Station Norfolk; and as the Civil Engineer Corps’ Head Detailer, Navy Personnel Command, as well as a command tour with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. Hayes most recently served as NAVFAC Hawaii commanding officer.