NMCB 11 Change of Command

By MC1 (AW) Jonathan Carmichael


On May 26, 2011, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 held a Change of Command ceremony in which Commander Maria L. Aguayo, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) relieved Commander Michael Monreal, CEC as Commanding Officer, NMCB 11. 

Guest speaker, Captain Louis V. Cariello, CEC, Commander, Twentieth Seabee Readiness Group spoke highly of both CDR Monreal and CDR Aguayo.  The Master of Ceremonies was LCDR Jeffrey Sherwood, CEC, Executive Officer, NMCB 11.  Chaplain Mark Coker, Command Chaplain, NMCB 11, gave the invocation and benediction.  The National Anthem was sung by Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Deangelo Wynn.  The uniform for the ceremony was full dress whites.  

CDR Aguayo transferred to NMCB 11 from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii where she served as Public Works Officer, Naval Station Pearl Harbor and Assistant Regional Engineer for Navy Region Hawaii.

CDR Monreal assumed command of NMCB 11 on June 22, 2009, and his current orders take him to 20th Seabee Readiness Group where he will be the Chief Staff Officer.