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Western Division, Naval Facilities
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (1985)
by Sue Lemmon
The Western Division , (WESTDIV), Naval Engineering Command,
is located in San Bruno, twelve miles south of San Francisco.
It is one of six engineering field divisions responsible for
the planning. design, construction, and facilities management
support of Navy shore activities within a geographical assignment.
WESTDIV serves the Eleventh and Thirteenth Naval Districts, which
includes all naval and Marine Corps activities in nine western
states and Alaska. Serving over 150 activities , WESTDIV is the
largest field division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Formerly the District Public Works Office, Twelfth Naval District.
WESTDIV originated from its forebearers, the Public Works Offices
at Mare Island and San Diego. The headguarters were moved from
San Francisco to San Bruno in 1952.
WESTDIV employs approximately 1,160 civilian and sixty-six military
personnel, primarily engineers. Of this number, 771 are located
in San 'Bruno and 348 in twenty-seven field offices located in
western states from Yuma, Ariz. (g.v.), to Adak, Alaska (g.v.).
The total annual payroll is about $28 million.
Bibliography: A. "Change of Command Ceremony . Supervisor
of Shipbuitding Conversion and Repair USN, San Francisco. CA
24 June 1981," and " Hunters Point Naval Shipyard,
San Francisco, CA 1941-1974, Closure Ceremony. 28 June 1974.
Extracted from US Navy and
Marine Corps Installations - Domestic (1985)
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