Captain John Adametz became the Commodore, Naval Construction Group TWO, Gulfport, Mississippi, on Aug. 29, 2013. Recent previous tours include Operations Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, and Expeditionary Readiness Branch Head, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
A native of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, Captain Adametz graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1989 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned an Ensign in the Surface Warfare community. In 1997, he received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Captain Adametz’ first assignment was Gunnery Officer aboard USS NASHVILLE (LPD-13), homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. Following a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in 1990, where he participated in evacuation operations in Liberia and Operation Desert Shield, he assumed duties as Electrical/Auxiliaries Officer and deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
Captain Adametz transferred to the Civil Engineer Corps in 1992 and reported to Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 1994, he reported to Public Works Center, Norfolk, Virginia, as Flag Housing Officer. Captain Adametz reported to U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN, homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1997 where he served as Assistant Operations Officer, Officer in Charge Joint Task Force Saint Lucia, and Training Officer. He deployed to Okinawa and Puerto Rico, participating in disaster recovery operations resulting from Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. In 1999, he reported to Naval Station Rota, Spain as Public Works Department Operations Officer, then Assistant Public Works Officer. In 2000, Captain Adametz served with NATO Kosovo Force J4 Engineers, Pristina, Kosovo, performing contingency engineering throughout the theater. In 2002, Captain Adametz reported to The Presidential Retreat, Camp David, as Executive Officer. In 2004, he served as Facility Support Services and Joint Basing Branch Head, Commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C. He served as Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN from May 2007 through June 2009. While in command, the Battalion completed deployments to the Pacific and Central Command theaters of operation in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism and earned recognition as the 2009 Atlantic Fleet best of type.
Captain Adametz is qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, and Fleet Marine Force Officer. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia, a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community, Project Management Professional, Certified Facility Manager and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and various unit awards.