By NCG 2 Public Affairs
150529-N-AB900-059 NCG 2 CMC David Garcia passes 22 NCR’s colors to the incoming commodore, Capt. Lore Aguayo, during the change of command ceremony, NCBC Gulfport, Miss., May 29. Photo by MCC Athena Blain/Released
Capt. Lore Aguayo assumed command of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) from Capt. Stephen Revelas, Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport, Miss., May 29. Revelas will transfer to United States European Command (EUCOM) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Revelas became the commanding officer of 22 NCR in February 2013, and he oversaw the historic merger of 22 NCR and Naval Construction Group (NCG) 2, with 22 NCR becoming an embedded battle staff, ready to deploy in support of humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and combat operations. Under his guidance, 22 NCR completed three certifications, including Operation Pioneer Solstice.
“It was a wild ride,” said Revelas. “Most people see Seabees as, ‘We build, We fight,’ but that’s not all that is going on here…People see projects as an ends and people as the means, but ask any of the old guys – that’s backwards.
“People are the ends and the project is the means,” he continued. “I’m in awe of the construction force for turning out leaders, both enlisted and officers.”
Aguayo most recently served as the operations officer at Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to this position, she served as the commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 in Gulfport.
150529-N-AB900-038 NCG 2 Commodore Capt. John Adametz (right) awards the Legion of Merit to 22 NCR’s outgoing commodore, Capt. Stephen Revelas, during the change of command ceremony, NCBC Gulfport, Miss., May 29. Revelas was relieved by Capt. Lore Aguayo. Photo by MCC Athena Blain/Released