Evans native Capt. Gordon Meek III relieved Capt. Richard Hayes III as commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic during a virtual change of command ceremony, July 31. The ceremony was held at the Vista Point Conference Center onboard Naval Station Norfolk and streamed on Facebook Live to comply with COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.
Meek comes to NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic from NAVFAC Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as deputy commander for operations. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He is Seabee Combat Warfare and Fleet Marine Force qualified, is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Project Manager professional, and a member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Corps.
“To the men and women of NAVFAC MIDLANT, I commit to give you my all,” Meek said, while delivering his remarks. “I exist to listen, to learn, and then to find ways to allow you to succeed unimpeded, with urgency, to create and sustain a work environment that is free of fear, free of obstacles, free of ambiguity, so that our output directly enables warfighter lethality. We must reimagine the boundaries. I cannot wait to dive in.”
According to a statement, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic provides facilities engineering, public works and environmental products and services from Georgia to Maine and as far west as Indiana. It also provides leadership through the Regional Engineer organization to ensure the region’s facilities and infrastructure are managed efficiently and effectively.