Navy Region, NAVFAC Hawaii holds change in command ceremonies

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii(Commander Navy Region Hawaii)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 7:17 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 8:30 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There’s been a change in command at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam this week.

Both the Naval Region Hawaii and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems see new leaders.

Capt. Cameron Geertsema took over as the new commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command on Thursday.

Geertsema relieves Capt. James “Gordie” Meyer who oversaw nearly $1 billion of construction and design work and a 24% drop in injuries during his 2 years in charge.

In addition, Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett was sworn in as the new commander of Navy Region Hawaii on Friday, relieving Rear Adm. Timothy Kott of his duties.

After 32 years of service and 1 year as the commanding officer, Kott has announced his retirement from the Navy.

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