Rear Admiral Bret J. Muilenburg

Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Chief of Civil Engineers

Rear Admiral Bret J. Muilenburg


Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg is a 1984 graduate of United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. In addition, Muilenburg completed the Executive Education Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Muilenburg’s operational tours of duty include assignments with Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 62, 133 and 7; the 30th Naval Construction Regiment and Task Force Forager, theater engineers for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan. He made numerous peacetime and contingency deployments, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq/Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Other assignments include assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia; shops engineer, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Environmental and Planning officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; production officer, Public Works Center Jacksonville, Florida; staff member, Civil Engineering Readiness Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics); staff member, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment; Civil Engineer Corps Head Detailer and Community Manager; commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii and regional engineer, Navy Region Hawaii. Prior to reporting to assuming command of NAVFAC, he was the commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific and the Pacific Fleet Civil Engineer.

Muilenburg assumed duties as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Nov. 4, 2015.

Muilenburg is a registered professional engineer in the State of Virginia, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare officer.


Updated: 9 November 2015