By James Johnson, NAVFAC Pacific Public Affairs
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific celebrated National Engineers Week Feb. 17-23 by recognizing the work its employees do in support of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps operations.
National Engineers Week’s aim is to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and increase public dialogue about the need for engineers. This year’s theme is “Engineers: Invent Amazing.”
NAVFAC Pacific Commander Rear Adm. John Adametz used the theme to encourage NAVFAC Pacific engineers to find inventive ways to meet the needs of the military commands they support.
“We’ve been called on by Chief of Naval Operations to adapt to the emerging security environment, a return to great power competition,” he said. “The competition extends to readiness through our shore facilities; from capable berths to secure sources of energy and more. Who better than our engineers to meet that challenge?”
NAVFAC Pacific employs 185 engineers to deliver life-cycle technical and acquisition solutions aligned to Fleet and Marine Corps priorities in the Pacific. Its area of responsibility encompasses 13 time zones, 30 countries, and delivery of more than $3 billion each year of naval shore facilities, base operating support, and expeditionary projects throughout the Pacific.
“As we celebrate National Engineer's Week, we'd like to sincerely acknowledge our industry engineering partners and our talented workforce with our deepest appreciation as they remain vital to enabling warfighter lethality and maximizing naval shore readiness for our Navy,” said Marc Wong, NAVFAC Pacific’s top civilian engineer.
NAVFAC Pacific will join engineers from NAVFAC Hawaii for an engineering career fair event at UH Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 6.