PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii recognized Clyde Y. Haruno and Lt. John F. Daly III as the organization's 2014 Civilian and Military Architect/ Engineers of the Year at a ceremony held Oct. 24 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
"I am pleased to acknowledge two outstanding engineers who have been chosen to receive this year's Engineer of the Year Award." said Capt. Williamson, commanding officer, NAVFAC Hawaii. "Haruno and Daly have demonstrated exceptional dedication, commitment and engineering acumen in supporting the mission requirements for the Navy and Marine Corps here in Hawaii."
Haruno executes Planning and Programming for NAVFAC Hawaii's Assistant Regional Engineer office and was selected for numerous achievements. As program manager for shore facilities in support of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment Pacific, he provided support as the shore subject matter expert for range operations and undersea warfare systems involving the execution of construction for Torpedo Exercise Support Facility, conversion of Information Technology (IT) systems, and repair of major building and safety deficiencies realizing a net present value savings of $4.7 million and a base operating cost savings of $130,000 annually.
In addition, Haruno has been recognized for his expertise as program manager for the Military Construction (MILCON) and Demolition programs for Navy Region Hawaii. He provided shore facility planning, programming and budgeting oversight submitting a total of $5.3 billion in MILCON projects and nearly $20 million in demolition projects.
"I have been impressed with Haruno's leadership skills and his level of collaboration with supported commands to find and implement cost-effective fit-for-mission solutions in today's fiscally constrained environment." said Williamson. "His ability to assess the needs, perform robust analysis, and frame the business case analysis have resulted in a highly successful MILCON program for Navy Region Hawaii."
Haruno is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering. Since 2011, he has been a loyal volunteer assisting the Punahou School Marching Band Boosters which provides auxiliary support to the program, and in addition, volunteers for the school's annual fundraiser carnival event benefitting the Financial Aid Program since 2010.
Daly, currently the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) Kaneohe, provides Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii post-award construction management services, field quality assurance, and contract administration for 54 projects valued over $248 million in support of the "Pivot to the Pacific" resulting in $601,975 savings, an 8.4 percent cost savings to Marine Forces Reserve. Prior to ROICC Kaneohe, Daly served as Battalion Maintenance Unit 303 Detachment Pearl Harbor from 2010 - 2012 where he supported U.S. Pacific Command's 2012 Rim of the Pacific exercise by constructing expeditionary facilities for numerous supported commands in Hawaii.
"Mature beyond his years, Daly effectively combines his technical engineering training along with his practical construction experience to quickly find solutions and keep up with the pace of construction," said Williamson. "His experience and can-do attitude is a force multiplier and has had a profound impact on the successful delivery of several high profile projects."
Daly is a graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science and a Degree in Civil Engineering in 2003. He has volunteered at the Fisher House, participated in a Remembrance 8K run in 2013 and worked with the Boy Scouts showcasing Seabee equipment and capabilities at the 2011 and 2012 Makahiki.
Nominations for this award are conducted annually and a selection panel of NAVFAC Hawaii senior military and civilian leaders convenes and forwards recommended selections for the commanding officer's approval.
Each winner receives a Certificate of Recognition and a command Mahalo award identifying them as the command's honoree. Early identification of the winners is necessary for them to become NAVFAC Hawaii's nominees in the overall NAVFAC Engineer of the Year awards program held by NAVFAC Headquarters, Washington D.C. The top scoring professional engineers from the Hawaii program (one civilian and one military) will be forwarded as nominees to the NAVFAC Headquarter (HQ) program. The HQ winner is included as a nominee to a National Engineer of the Year program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The Hawaii finalists will be among a pool of 50 military and civilian engineers worldwide competing for the Federal Engineer of the Year Award.