NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic

VanderLey assumes command of NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic

05/19/16

Captains Rios & VanderLey exchange salutes at C of C

Capt. Dean A. VanderLey relieved Capt. J. Pat Rios as Commanding Officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic as Rios concluded 30 years of service in a ceremony at Pennsylvania House onboard Naval Station Norfolk today. The command provides facilities engineering, public works and environmental products and services across an area of responsibility that spans from North Carolina to Maine. As an integral member of the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic team, NAVFAC MIDLANT provides leadership through the regional engineer organization to ensure the region’s facilities and infrastructure are managed efficiently and effectively. Rear Admiral Louis V. Cariello, Commander NAVFAC Atlantic presented Rios with the Legion of Merit for his work over the last two years at NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic. VanderLey comes to NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic from NAVFAC Atlantic where he served as Operations Officer. In his remarks, he told NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic employees that he was honored to be their next Commanding Officer. He said, “Many thanks to all the hardworking folks of NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic. I am honored and humbled to be given the privilege of being your commanding officer. I look forward to the chance to work with all of you and will strive to do my part to put you in position to succeed every day. I know you share my passion for the mission of the Navy and Marine Corps team and I look forward to working hard with you to do our part to support that mission. I don't think there is a finer group of engineers, tradesmen, and business professionals on the planet. You all are the best. I am blessed to be your CO.”

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