CAPT Cariello 

Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command * Deputy Commander * Reserve Deputy Commander * Executive Director * Chief of Staff Force Master Chief * Command Master Chief 

Captain Louis Cariello
Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Captain Cariello is a native of Astoria, Queens, N.Y. and was raised in Willingboro and Mount Laurel, N.J.  He is a 1986 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.  He received dual Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management from Drexel University in 1994, and attended the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Cariello’s operational assignments include:  Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) FOUR, deploying to Subic Bay, RP and Vieques Island, Puerto Rico; then returning to NMCB FOUR as Operations Officer, deploying to Okinawa, Japan and Puerto Rico; Second Naval Construction Brigade as Current Operations Officer, deploying as the Commander of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (Forward) in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, attached to Joint Task Force 160; NMCB ONE as Commanding Officer, deploying the Battalion throughout the Al Anbar Province of Iraq and sites across the Europe, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific theaters; and the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment as Commander, deploying the Regiment to Afghanistan as Commander of Task Force Alliance, responsible for multi-service engineering operations in support of the NATO and USFOR-A coalition operation for Regional Commands South, Southwest and West.

His shore assignments include:  Naval Station New York in Brooklyn and the Staten Island Homeport as Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC); Public Works Center, Guam as Staff Civil Engineer; Engineering Field Activity Midwest Contracts Office in Crane, Ind. as ROICC; OPNAV N80 as Facilities and Infrastructure Programming Analyst; Naval Facility Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific as Deputy Commander for Operations; Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. as Commanding Officer and 20th Seabee Readiness Group as Commander; and NAVFAC Europe Africa Southwest Asia as Commanding Officer before assuming his current duties as Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

Cariello is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, member of the Acquisition Professional Community, registered Professional Engineer in N.J., and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the U.S. Naval Institute.  He was selected as the 2005 recipient of Navy League’s John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership, and his awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and several other unit and service awards.