NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Timothy Barney relieved Capt. Daniel Lannamann during a change of command ceremony at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), Aug. 16.
During Lannamann’s three years as commanding officer, MARMC provided oversight of 44 Chief of Naval Operations availabilities, 159 continuous maintenance availabilities, and over 200 ship deployments and fleet operations.
“Capt. Lannamann’s leadership has been exemplary as he has worked tirelessly these past three years to drive rigor, stability and predictability into the operational readiness of our fleet,” said Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and deputy commander, Ship Maintenance and Modernization, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). “I’m confident Capt. Barney will continue the legacy of technical and engineering excellence that our stakeholders on the Norfolk waterfront have come to know and expect from the very talented men and women of MARMC.”
Under CNRMC direction, MARMC executed ship maintenance availabilities in record numbers, while also strengthening core mission areas including fleet technical assistance, depot-level contractor administration and quality assurance, and intermediate-level support to the fleet.
MARMC also successfully completed a NAVSEA Inspector General inspection, a procurement performance management assessment program audit and a fleet maintenance activity assessment. With Lannamann’s leadership, MARMC won the 2017 and 2018 RMC Excellence Awards.
During his speech, Lannamann praised the work and dedication of the men and women at MARMC who served during his tenure.
“To the MARMC Team and our industry partners, you eat, sleep and live ship repair. I often say to you, ‘you are the driving force behind the fleet!’ That is not just an empty phrase that I speak lightly. It is your devotion to duty, to get the job done right the first time, to make the tough decisions, to count the pennies and to ensure our team is well taken care of, that has made the MARMC family so successful,” said Lannamann. “People want to come work at MARMC because of the standard you have set. You have given your best to our Navy and the nation and I cannot thank you enough for a tremendous three years.”
Barney joined the Navy in 1988 as a nuclear machinist’s mate and was later the recipient of a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to the University of Michigan. He earned his commission as a Surface Warfare Officer in 1993 and was selected as an Engineering Duty Officer in 1997. Barney served aboard USS Elrod (FFG 55), USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). His shore duties include tours in Naval Sea Systems Command’s engineering directorate, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, and at MARMC. He previously held the position of MARMC’s Waterfront Operations Officer.
“During my time here, I’ve seen the tremendous work that this team accomplishes every day,” Barney explained. “I am proud to be at the helm of such an outstanding and dedicated team – your knowledge, skillsets and professionalism will continue to make this command the leader in the ship repair industry. I look forward to leading MARMC and working with our numerous ship maintenance partners, providing superior material condition to the ships, submarines, and aircraft carriers and their operational commanders.”
MARMC provides surface ship maintenance, management and oversight of private sector maintenance and fleet technical assistance to ships in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and provides support to the 5th and 6th Fleet Area of Responsibilities. They are also responsible for the floating dry-dock Dynamic (AFDL-6).
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