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Rear Admiral Richard E. Cellon:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Civil Engineer Corps Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic Division
Rear Admiral Cellon assumed command of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 10, 2003. He previously commanded Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from August 2002.
Rear Adm. Cellonís other command tours include Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division in Charleston, S.C., from 2000-2002; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif., from 1996-1998; and Naval Support Facility Thurmont, Md., (Camp David) from 1994 to 1996.
A native of Gainesville, Fla., Rear Adm. Cellon is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. He holds masterís degrees from the University of Florida (Civil Engineering), and the Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). Rear Adm. Cellon also attended the Wharton Schoolís Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California, a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, and a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer.
Rear Adm. Cellonís other duty assignments include Executive Officer, Navy Public Works Center, Norfolk; the Shore Activities Division (N44), Chief of Naval Operations staff, Washington, D.C.; Operations Officer, Amphibious Construction Battalion One, Coronado, Calif.; Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, San Diego, Calif.; Junior Officer Detailer, Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington, D.C.; Commandantís staff, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; Assistant Company Commander and Detail AOIC, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Sixty-two, Gulfport, Miss.
His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.
Updated: 6 February 2005


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