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Western Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Western Division, 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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