Director, Fleet Installations and Environmental Readiness (N46), USN Formal Portrait

Elizabeth Nashold
Director, Fleet Installations & Environmental Readiness (N46)

A native of North Brunswick, New Jersey, Ms. Nashold graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering. She also holds a master of engineering degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida with a sub-specialty in hydrologic sciences.

Ms. Nashold entered active duty as a Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer, and her first tour of duty was as assistant resident officer in charge of construction at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. After a two-year tour, she served as the facilities manager for the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville. Following this tour, Ms. Nashold attended graduate school at the University of Florida to obtain her environmental master of engineering degree. She then served as assistant operations officer and detail officer in charge in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five in Port Hueneme California from 1996 to 1998, with a deployment to Okinawa, Japan, and additional details to Norfolk, Virginia, and Haiti. Following her battalion tour, Ms. Nashold served as the assistant production officer and flag housing officer at the Navy Public Works Center in Norfolk, Virginia. She then served as the environmental officer at Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet from 2000 to 2002. 

Ms. Nashold departed active duty in March 2002 and continued service to the Atlantic Fleet as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program manager from 2002 until 2005. She then worked as a program analyst in the U.S. Fleet Forces Command Executive Directorate from 2005 to 2006. In 2006, Ms. Nashold moved to Hawaii, where she served as an environmental engineer at Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. She also served as the head of facilities support and environmental planning for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, between July 2008 and June 2009. Ms. Nashold then served as the resources and planning branch head/principal advisor to the environmental readiness division head for U.S. Fleet Forces Command from June 2009 to March 2013. Ms. Nashold most recently served in a dual-hatted capacity as the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic environmental program director and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic environmental business line coordinator from March 2013 to May 2016.

In May 2016, Ms. Nashold was selected to be the director of Fleet Installations and Environmental Readiness (N46) at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. She is responsible for directing the design, implementation, and management of programs to align the Fleet's activities in accordance with environmental statutes, as well as overseeing Fleet installation and energy portfolios.

Ms. Nashold is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia and is a graduate of the USDA’s Executive Potential Program. She received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2006 and in 2014, and has also achieved Level III certification in the Defense Acquisition Workforce.