By Regina Adams, NAVFAC Washington Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington held a change of command ceremony in District of Columbia, July 9.
Capt. Frederick Burgess III relieved Capt. Antonio Edmonds during a ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard.
"To the men and women of NAVFAC Washington, I am truly impressed with your abilities, your teamwork and your dedication to the command, the supported commands and to the United States Navy," said Burgess. "I am counting on you to continue that dedicated service as we face the challenges that will arise on my watch. It will truly be my privilege to serve with you all at such an outstanding command."
Burgess becomes the seventh commanding officer of NAVFAC Washington since its establishment July 2004. He will fill a dual role, as NAVFAC Washington commanding officer and as Naval District Washington regional engineer.
NAVFAC Washington's workforce of approximately 1,300 civilian and military personnel provide a full range of facilities and engineering products and services to Navy, Marine Corps and other federal agencies in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District.
A native of Staten Island, New York, Burgess earned Bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Modern Languages (French) at the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University. He also completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management.
The official party included NAVFAC Atlantic Commander Rear Adm. Louis Cariello, Naval District Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey and U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. Steven Unger.
Edmonds will report to NAVFAC Headquarters.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington plans, builds and maintains sustainable facilities and delivers best-value public works, utilities, transportation, environmental, real property, energy, facilities engineering construction and acquisition services to support Naval District Washington; Navy, Marine Corps and Joint Installations; and Federal activities throughout the National Capital Region.