An Andover native recently became the 10th commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington.
Captain Eric J. Hawn relieved Captain Gregory G. Vinci on August 27 of command, created in 2004, and regional engineer for the Washington Naval District.
“To the entire NAVFAC Washington family here and in the field, I look forward to performing as planned, further improving our technical skills and solving difficult problems together as we provide vital capabilities to our Navy and our nation, ”Hawn said.
Hawn was the commander’s executive assistant before inheriting a workforce of approximately 1,300 civilians and military personnel who provide a full range of facilities and engineering products and services to the Navy, Marine Corps and other federal agencies in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
He is the son of a retired Air Force officer and has lived in many places but considers Andover his hometown. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1993. He then received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington in 2003.
He is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.