Bret J. Muilenburg
Bret J. Muilenburg
Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
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Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg assumed his duties as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers in November 2015.
His operational tours of duty include assignments with Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 62, 133, and 7; the 30th Naval Construction Regiment and Task Force Forager, theater engineers for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan. He made numerous peacetime and contingency deployments, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq/Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Other assignments include assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia; shops engineer, US Naval Academy, Annapolis; environmental and planning officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; production officer, Public Works Center Jacksonville, Florida; staff member, Civil Engineering Readiness Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics); staff member, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment; Civil Engineer Corps Head Detailer and Community Manager; commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii and regional engineer, Navy Region Hawaii. Before assuming command of NAVFAC, he was commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific and the Pacific Fleet Civil Engineer.
Muilenburg is a registered professional engineer in Virginia, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare officer. He is a 1984 graduate of US Naval Academy, where he received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He also holds an MS in engineering management from George Washington University and an MS in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University. In addition, he completed the Executive Education Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


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