Military Bios

Rear Admiral Michael K. Loose:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Civil Engineer Corps Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Chief of Civil Engineers
Rear Admiral Michael K. Loose assumed command of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C. and became Chief of Civil Engineers on October 24, 2003. He previously served as Commander, NAVFAC Atlantic Division and as Fleet Civil Engineer, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Rear Adm. Loose attended the University of Kansas on an NROTC scholarship. He earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and was commissioned an ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps in 1975. He earned his masterís degree in civil engineering and completed the Integrative Program in Administration at the University of Washington in 1980. He completed the University of Michigan Executive Program in May 1996.
His previous assignments include: Vice Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers; Commanding Officer, Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, HI and Commander Navy Region Hawaii Program Manager for Regional Facilities, Environmental, Safety and Passenger Transportation; Facilities Officer, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty; Head, Base Operations Support Policy, Program, and Budget Branch for the Chief of Naval Operations.
Also, NAS Fallon Public Works Officer, Officer in Charge of NAVFAC Contracts and Resident Officer in Charge of the Base Operating Support and Range Maintenance Contracts; Head, Acquisition Support Division, Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Operations Officer, Thirty-First Naval Construction Regiment; Operations Officer and Plans, Training, and Intelligence Officer, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty; Assistant Officer in Charge of Construction for Management, OICC Trident; and Activity Civil Engineer at the Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Rear Adm. Loose is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His personal decorations include five Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals.


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