Eric J. Hawn

Captain Eric J. Hawn, son of a retired Air Force officer, lived in many locations, but considers Andover, Ma., his hometown. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1993. He later received a Master of Science in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Washington in 2003.

His past tours include Construction Manager, Activity Civil Engineer, and Military Operations Officer while assigned to Naval Air Station Oceana and Public Works Center Norfolk. Captain Hawn then deployed with Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE as Assistant Operations Officer, Company Commander, and Detachment Officer in Charge (OIC) to South Korea and to Camp Pendleton, CA. Following graduate school, Hawn was assigned as Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. Captain Hawn deployed to Rota, Spain and Okinawa, Japan while assigned as Executive Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE and then served as Assistant Regional Engineer and Operations Officer at NAVFAC Marianas, Guam. He deployed to Kabul for a year as Chief of Afghan National Police Infrastructure and Operations for NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A/NTM-A). He then worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller as the Base Operating Support and Facilities Sustainment Restoration and Modernization Budget Officer. He was later assigned to the Pentagon as an analyst on the Navy’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) team, and then served as the Assistant for Installations with the Naval Inspector General.Captain Hawn then served as Base Operating Support and Energy Program Director at Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) where he orchestrated COLUMBIA Class Submarine infrastructure support efforts at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex, led the holistic prioritization of Energy resilience efforts, and oversaw real property Existence and Completeness efforts to improve Navy audit readiness.

Prior to taking command of NAVFAC Washington, he served as the Executive Assistant to Commander, NAVFAC.

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. He has also earned the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and several other individual and unit awards. 

Last Updated: 10 May 2022

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