Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Buechel

Lt. Cdr. Richard Buechel is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was commissioned into the Civil Engineer Corps upon completion of Officer Candidate School in March 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
His early expeditionary tours included an assignment with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 as the Charlie Company commander where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
His staff assignments include assistant public works officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; engineering operations officer, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Bahrain; construction manager, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia; facilities director, Naval Special Warfare Group 10; and Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division director, Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
 
He assumed duties as executive officer, Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme, California in June 2020, responsible for guiding a multi-service military and civilian team in the execution of accessions and advanced Seabee training.
 
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
 
Buechel is a qualified Seabee combat warfare officer, a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and a level III warranted contracting officer.

Last Updated: 25 February 2021

 
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