By James Johnson, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Reston, Va. native Kevin Bartoe was promoted to the rank of captain in the United States Navy during a ceremony on board the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. Aug 30.
Bartoe joined the Civil Engineer Corps in 1992 and is currently the assistant regional engineer for Naval District Washington.
"I am honored that the Navy has entrusted this senior leadership position to me," said Bartoe. "Being a captain means always keeping your mission and your people in focus when making decisions, because getting the mission accomplished while protecting the lives and safety of your people is our first and foremost job as leaders."
The promoting officer was Rear Adm. Markham Rich, commandant, NDW. The ceremony was attended by Rear Adm. Katherine Gregory, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Capt. Antonio Edmonds, commanding officer, NAVFAC Washington and regional engineer for NDW.
The assistant regional engineer is responsible for planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of Commander, Navy Installation Command facilities resources across six Navy installations in the region.
Bartoe is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.