Commander Doug Whimpey joined Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22 as the Commanding Officer in October 2014.
Commander Whimpey hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1997. He joined the Navy in 1996 as part of the Civil Engineer Corps Collegiate Program, receiving his commission from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in August 1997.
His first active duty assignment was with Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC), NAS Jacksonville, Florida as Construction Project Manager. He then moved to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, where he served as the Facilities Management Department Head and Staff Civil Engineer. Following his selection for the Controlled Enrollment Program, he attended graduate school at Stanford University, where he received a Master of Science degree in Design/Construction Integration in 2002. Upon completion of his studies, he reported to Naval Forces Korea, where he served in the positions of Flag Aide and Engineering Plans Officer, with responsibilities for Navy contingency and armistice engineer operational planning for the Korean peninsula from 2002 to 2004.
Upon his release from active duty in December 2004, Commander Whimpey immediately affiliated with the Navy Reserves and was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17, where he served as Assistant Operations Officer before being deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He mobilized with the 30th Naval Construction Regiment to Fallujah, Iraq, from July 2005 to April 2006, where he served on the II Marine Expeditionary Force G-8 as Engineering Officer, overseeing projects and joint engineering forces throughout the Al Anbar Province. He then returned to NMCB 17, where he was the Air Detachment Charlie Officer�in-Charge and Company Commander. While in that billet, he deployed again from November 2007 to September 2008, employing his Air Detachment in support of Task Force Sierra with elements in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon his return, he served as the NMCB 17 Operations Officer (S3), responsible for the safe training and operational employment of over 800 battalion personnel. He then moved to a joint billet in the Theater Contingency Engineering Management section at Southern Command in Miami, FL from 2010 through 2012. His most recent deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom employed him as Deputy Commander, Regional Commands Southwest and West, with the 555th Theater Engineer Brigade, with responsibilities over forward operations and construction coordination for all three JTF Triple Nickel lines of effort, including Construction Effects, Combat Effects, and Afghan National Army Engineer Training and Development. He also served as Construction Operations Officer with the 411th Theater Engineer Brigade, responsible for military construction operations across Afghanistan performed by all 4 branches of the military service.
In his civilian career, Commander Whimpey is the Business Manager for Dean/Fluor in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing facilities management services for a $1.8 billion tier III data center for the United States Government.
Commander Whimpey is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist and a Fleet Marine Force Officer. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of California and Utah, and a certified Level II Contracting Officer. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, 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 numerous other unit and service awards.