A native of Spokane, Wash., Captain Jeffrey Kilian graduated from San Diego State University in 1994 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Construction Engineering and Project Management) from the University of Texas at Austin and completed the Executive Education Advanced Management Program at Duke University.
Captain Kilian's operational tours of duty include assignments with Construction Battalion Unit 427; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE, SEVENTY-FOUR, and FOUR; and TWENTY-SECOND Naval Construction Regiment. His contingency tours include deployments in support of the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (Pacific Command); Expeditionary Strike Group ONE/Commander, Joint Task Force Disaster Assistance (Pakistan, South Asia); I & II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward Deployed)/Operation Iraqi Freedom; Task Force Sierra/Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
Captain Kilian served as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Commander Fleet Activities in Yokosuka, Japan, in 1998. He reported to Millington, Tenn., in 2000 to serve as a Civil Engineer Corps Junior Officer Detailer at Navy Personnel Command, Naval Support Activity. In 2002, he served as an Engineer Planner at U.S. Support Group East, Timor, and as a Public Works Officer at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Willow Grove, Penn, in 2003. He reported to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla, in 2009 as a Gulf Coast Integrated Product Team Leader. In 2014, he served as Executive Assistant to the Director of Navy Energy and Environmental Readiness Division (OPNAV N45) in Washington, D.C. and as a Branch Head for Facilities Investments, Shore Readiness Division (OPNAV N46) in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Prior to joining the Navy, Kilian served four years active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Captain Kilian served as Commodore, THIRTIETH Naval Construction Regiment from June 30, 2016 until July 19, 2018. He reported to NAVFAC EXWC as Executive Officer on August 6, 2018.
Captain Kilian is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, a Certified Energy Manager, and qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare officer and Fleet Marine Force officer.