Andover Native Hawn Takes Over at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington

Capt. Eric J. Hawn, right, relieves Capt. Gregory G. Vinci. (Courtesy photograph.)

An Andover native recently become the 10th commanding officer of the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington.

Capt. Eric J. Hawn relieved Capt. Gregory G. Vinci Aug. 27 of the Command, established in 2004, and Naval District Washington regional engineer.

“To the entire NAVFAC Washington family here and in the field, I look forward to performing to plan, further enhancing our technical competence and solving tough problems together as we deliver vital capabilities to our Navy and our nation,” said Hawn.

Hawn was the executive assistant to the commander prior to inheriting a workforce of approximately 1,300 civilian and military personnel who provide a full range of facilities and engineering products and services to 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 locations but considers Andover his hometown. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1993. He later received a Master of Science Degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington in 2003.

He is qualified as a Seabee combat warfare officer, registered as a professional engineer in the state of Virginia, and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.

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