History of NAVFAC Washington

NAVFAC Washington was established 23 July 2004, by consolidating EFA Chesapeake and PWC Washington into a single facilities engineering entity. Comprising nearly 1,500 people, this new organization was established to plan and deliver best value facilities engineering support, services and solutions in capital improvements, base development and planning, real estate, public works, and environmental services. The NAVFAC Washington commanding officer serves a dual role, reporting to NAVFAC Atlantic as NAVFAC Washington commanding officer, and to the Naval District Washington Commandant as Regional Engineer.

Mission and Vision

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington strengthens Navy and Marine Corps combat readiness worldwide through facilities lifecycle support focused on the Fleet, Fighter, and Family. We deliver sustainable, adaptable facilities; expeditionary capabilities; and contingency response to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Enterprise, all other warfare and provider enterprises, the Marine Corps, unified commanders, and DoD agencies. Our innovation, responsiveness, and agility enable a forward deployed, rotational, and surge-capable Navy. The Joint Warfighter and all supported commanders value NAVFAC for delivering mission capability whenever and wherever required.

NAVFAC Washington, PWD South Potomac Site Dahlgren

Dahlgren Public Works Department consists of 184 employees and is responsible for all phases of facilities management and environmental oversight. It includes the following four major divisions:

Facilities Management Division (FMD)

• Requirements

• Asset Management

Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD)

• Acquisition Branch

• Facility Service Contracts Branch

• Project Management & Engineering


Production Division

• Base Support & Vehicle Equipment


• Facility Sustainment Branch

• Utilities & Energy Management


Environmental Division

• Environmental Compliance

• Planning and Conservation