SANTA RITA, Guam -- The 30th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) relocated to Naval Base Guam from Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California, July 1.
The relocation of 30th NCR streamlines operational effectiveness and establishes the regiment as a forward-deployed operational staff capable of commanding and controlling deployed Naval Construction Force units.
“Thirty NCR’s relocation to Guam improves the operational readiness of deployed Seabee forces assigned to 7th Fleet and enhances the overall Navy Expeditionary Force,” said 30th NCR commodore, Capt. Jeffrey Kilian. “Our presence in the Marianas will streamline command and control with our subordinate units that are conducting vital operations to regional security as well as supporting our allies.”
As Commander Task Group 75.5, 30th NCR enables the real-time mobility of response for engineering units and other assigned forces to provide expeditionary, general and limited combat engineer capability to respond to major combat operations and contingencies, conduct theater security cooperation operations, and execute humanitarian assistance disaster response (HA/DR) and civil-military operations within the Pacific.
For more than 75 years, Seabees have protected and served the nation with great pride and dedication. Over the course of its history, the Naval Construction Force has adapted and evolved to remain a ready and effective force capable of operating in changing operational environments around the globe.
30th NCR moved many times during the island hopping campaign of World War II, and later during the Vietnam conflict. During its history, 30th NCR has operated from Saipan, Guam, Philippines, Danang (Republic of Vietnam), Okinawa, Hawaii and California. The regiment also deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
The move of 30th NCR to Guam demonstrates the Naval Construction Force and Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific's commitment to adapting and evolving in order to serve as part of the "Navy the Nation Needs."