JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus presented the Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Bruce Pastorini, senior construction manager, in front of his family and co-workers March 11.
Pastorini was recognized for outstanding performance while serving as NAVFAC Southeast’s Senior Construction Manager in the Capital Improvements Business Line Core, Construction Management Branch at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, from March 2008 through September 2012.
“Pastorini developed a plan to provide the required training to NAVFAC Southeast’s construction managers (CMs) and construction engineering technicians (ETs), developing a cooperative agreement with the University of North Florida (UNF) to teach the eight hour Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) course, which is a requirement for the principals of NAVFAC’s Construction Contractor Partners as well as our CMs and ETs,” said Capt. Christopher Kiwus, NAVFAC commanding officer.
Pastorini also facilitated the current Construction Community of Practice (CoP) meetings that help tie construction field offices together by using best practices and lessons learned in the pursuit of common construction business practices.
“During this time, Pastorini was integral to rebuilding the Construction Management Branch staff while going through the BRAC process when NAVFAC Southern Division, Navy Public Works Center Jacksonville and the Engineering Field Activity Jacksonville disestablished and NAVFAC Southeast was established,” said Doug Dangerfield, NAVFAC Southeast Capital Improvements Business Line Coordinator and Chief Engineer.
Pastorini’s initiative, professionalism, and dedication to duty reflect great credit upon him and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Navy.