Capt. Douglas B. Whimpey
Capt. Douglas Whimpey joined the Navy in February 1996 in the Civil Engineer Corps Collegiate Program, receiving his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. He holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford University in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Design/Construction Integration, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
His most recent operational tour was Commanding Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22 (2014-2016), where he successfully deployed over 200 Seabees to AFRICOM and CENTCOM areas of operations with detachments spread over 10 distinct countries from Djibouti to Afghanistan, providing general engineering support to various Task Forces, Special Operations, and other supported commands. His battalion was honored with both the FY16 Battle Effectiveness and Perry Awards for being the Best of Type across all Reserve Naval Construction Forces.
Whimpey’s operational deployments supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom include: Deputy Commander for Regional Commands Southwest and West, 555th Theater Engineer Brigade, where he was responsible for Construction Effects, Combat Effects, and Afghan National Army Engineer Training and Development (2013); Construction Operations Officer, 411th Theater Engineer Brigade, leading military construction operations performed by all 4 branches of the military service throughout Afghanistan (2012); Air Detachment Officer in Charge, NMCB 17, leading company-sized engineering element spread across Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Task Force Sierra (2008) supporting special operations forces; and G8 Engineering Officer, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fallujah, Iraq), with projects and joint engineering forces throughout the Al Anbar Province (2005). He has also served various other operational tours with NMCB 17, to include Operations Officer (S3), Company Commander (Charlie Company), and Assistant Operations Officer.
His shore assignments include a joint tour in the Theater Contingency Engineering Management section at Southern Command, and most recently Executive Officer for Pacific Fleet Maritime Headquarters Detachment 101 and Alternate Theater Engineer Planner. His previous active duty tours include Project Manager, Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC), NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Facilities Management Department Head/Staff Civil Engineer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville; and Flag Aide and Engineering Plans Officer for Commander Naval Forces Korea in Seoul. In his civilian career, Captain Whimpey is the Business Manager for Dean/Fluor in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing facilities operations and management services for a $1.8 billion tier III data center for the United States Government.
Whimpey is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, a Fleet Marine Force Officer and a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of California and Utah, and a certified Level II Contracting Officer.
His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Bronze de Fleury Medal, the Army Combat Action Badge, and other unit and service awards.