CSFE, CECOS Welcomes New CO

By Susan E. Lester, CSFE Public Affairs

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Capt. Glenn Hubbard, new commanding officer for CSFE and CECOS, passes the CSFE ensign to UCCM Michael Diianni, acting CSFE command master chief. Hubbard relieved Capt. Kevin Brown during a change-of-command ceremony, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, Calif., July 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Susan E. Lester)

Capt. Glenn W. Hubbard relieved Capt. Kevin L. Brown as commander, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) and Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS), during a change-of-command ceremony, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, Calif., July 16.

Hubbard hails from Washington, D.C., where he served as the military assistant/engineer advisor to the assistant secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations & Environment) from October 2013 to July 2015.

In looking forward to serving as the commanding officer for CSFE and CECOS, Hubbard said, “It’s an honor to serve with the great people of CSFE and CECOS, and to be entrusted with the mission of providing training to our supported commands.  My family and I are thrilled to be back in Port Hueneme!”

Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, served as the guest of honor.

Brown was awarded the Legion of Merit for distinguished service and exceptional performance of his diverse duties as CO of CSFE, the Navy’s center of excellence for training CEC officers, Seabees and environmental professionals throughout their careers. Through exemplary leadership and collaboration with the Fleet, he revamped the career management and training paths to streamline placing the best-qualified candidates in the right billet.

“It was an honor and a pleasure, to lead and work with the fantastic, professionally diverse and dynamic staffs of CSFE, CECOS and the Naval Facilities Institute [NFI],” Brown said. “Overcoming numerous adverse issues, you maintained mission focus and succeeded beyond expectations. Fair winds and following seas.”

During Brown’s tenure from October 2013 to July 2015, CSFE trained 43,528 CEC officers, enlisted Seabees and civil servants. He is transferring to NAVFAC Washington, D.C.

Established in 2003 by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), CSFE manages the following Learning Sites:  CECOS, Port Hueneme, Calif.; Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC), Gulfport, Miss.; NCTC, Port Hueneme, Calif.; CSFE Detachment Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and CSFE Detachment Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

For more information on CSFE, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/csfe/

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