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Naval Construction Group 2 Changes Hands

By Rob Mims, NCBC Gulfport Public Affairs

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Naval Construction Group TWO’s (NCG 2) Command Master Chief Duane Sharp prepares to pass the command flag from outgoing commanding officer, Capt. Darius Banaji, to NCG-2’s incoming commanding officer, Capt. John Adametz, in a change of command ceremony held onboard Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Aug. 29, 2013.  Capt. Banaji will become the next commanding officer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego.  Photo by MCC Athena Blain.

Captain John J. Adametz assumed command of Naval Construction Group TWO (NCG 2) during a change of command ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 29 at the base Training Hall on board the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. Adametz relieved Capt. Darius Banaji who has accepted an assignment as the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) South West in San Diego.

Adametz most recently was the operations officer at NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., but is no stranger to Gulfport. He served two tours with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7, which was decommissioned Sept. 5, 2012. He takes over NCG 2, which was stood up Feb. 26 as the 25th Naval Construction Regiment (25 NCR) was decommissioned, and the 20th Seabee Readiness Group (20 SRG) was renamed NCG 2 in a historic ceremony on base.

NCG 2 reports to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) in Norfolk and oversees Atlantic Naval Construction Forces. NCG 2 includes an embedded deployable battle staff (22 NCR) capable of executing combat service support missions across the spectrum of joint and combined environments while providing command and control over NECC units operating in a full range of worldwide military operations.


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