NAVFAC is the Navy Systems Command responsible for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining all facilities and infrastructure for the Navy and Marine Corps as well as our other supported Commanders to meet their specific mission requirements.
“We are focused on providing and maintaining energy efficient and sustainable facilities and promoting environmental stewardship,” said Thomas Cox, PE; capital improvements business line coordinator and chief engineer. “This is all accomplished via a highly dynamic collaborative effort across the various business and support lines and functional areas.
NAVFAC Washington civilian engineers and Navy Civil Engineer Corps officers across the National Capitol Region support a highly diverse shore infrastructure that ranges from highly complex energetics RDT&E and manufacturing facilities, to medical clinics and hospitals, aircraft test facilities, general and administrative facilities, and educational institutions.
The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize to others the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
NAVFAC Washington employs more than 230 engineers in a variety of engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, architectural, fire protection, environmental, and construction. “I am very proud to be part of the team of engineers at NAVFAC Washington,” said Capt. Tony Edmonds, commanding officer. “Our engineers deliver critical infrastructure and tremendous capability to support Navy readiness and National Security.”
National Engineers Week is held in conjunction with the birthday of President George Washington. Washington is sometimes referred to as the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work. Although he had a limited formal education, Washington acquired surveying skills very early in his life and became a master technician and mentor. In fact, in 1749, at the young age of 17, Washington was appointed the Surveyor General of Virginia.
National Engineers Week was started by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951. http://www.nspe.org/