Captain Marc R. Delao
Capt. Marc Delao, son of a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, was born at Torrejon AFB in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Marysville, Calif. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.
Following initial training at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I., Delao reported to his first ship, Pegasus-class hydrofoil USS Aquila (PHM 4), serving as communications officer and then as the combat systems officer prior to the ship's decommissioning in 1993. Following his tour in Aquila, Delao reported to the USS John Hancock (DD 981) where he served as electrical officer and then as main propulsion assistant.
Delao transferred to the Civil Engineer Corps in 1996 and, after initial training at the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS), reported to Naval Station Newport, R.I. He served as assistant resident officer in charge of construction from 1996 to 1999. His next assignment was as public works officer and officer in charge of Construction for Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece from 1999 to 2001.
Following his overseas tour, Delao attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2001 to 2002 earning a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduate school, he reported to the Navy Public Works Center in San Diego, Calif., serving as assistant production officer from 2002 to 2004. He oversaw daily operations for a 1200 person workforce responsible for generating over $350 million annually in facilities products and services. Delao then served as an instructor and as the facilities acquisition and management division director at CECOS in Port Hueneme, Calif. from 2004 to 2006. During this tour he earned his Master Training Specialist certification and was selected as the 2005 Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Instructor of the Year.
Delao's executive officer tour was to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 from 2006 to 2008 where he led daily operations and administration for over 800 active and reserve component Seabees. His next tour was to the assessment division on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N81) where he served as Shore Readiness Section Head from 2008 to 2010, responsible for assessing over $9 billion in annual shore readiness, environmental, and expeditionary warfare programs.
Delao served as commanding officer, officer in charge of Construction Marine Corps Installations East from 2010 to 2012 where he oversaw over $2 billion in construction projects and prior to his arrival at Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, served as Materiel Officer (N43) for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command from 2012 to 2104, responsible for the life-cycle management of $4 billion in equipment.
Delao is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Mexico, a member of the Defense Acquisition Community, and is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Basic Parachutist and Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (5), the Navy Commendation Medal (2), and the Navy Achievement Medal (2).