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 Naval Construction Group 1

1436 Pacific Road
  Port Hueneme, CA  93043-4301

 Captain David H. McAlister

 Civil Engineer Corps (CEC)
 Commander, Naval Construction Group 1

 

Captain David H. McAlister assumed command of Naval Construction Group 1 in June 2018.  Previously he was the Civil Engineer Corps Head Detailer.
 
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, McAlister was commissioned in 1995 through Officer Candidate School upon graduation from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2012.
 
Early assignments include the Public Works Department in Adak, Alaska; Alfa Company/Training Department of Amphibious Construction Battalion 2; Officer in Charge of Construction Battalion Unit 402; Assistant Public Works Officer for Navy Region Hawaii; Aide to the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Division/3rd Naval Construction Brigade and as a plank owner of 1st Naval Construction Division.
 
McAlister served as Future Operations Officer for I Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group during combat operations; Program Manager for the White House Military Office; and as Operations Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, completing deployments to Iraq as Commander of Task Force Sierra in direct support of multiple Joint Special Operations Task Forces and to Kuwait in direct support of Coalition Forces Land Component Command. He served as operations officer for 30th Naval Construction Regiment with oversight of tactical and construction operations in the Pacific Theater and in direct support of Multi-National Force-West throughout Iraq’s Al Anbar Province. McAlister supported Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Shore Readiness Division (OPNAV N46) and Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC) as the Military Construction Program Manager.  McAlister served as Commanding Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 completing deployments in support of Pacific Command, Europe Command, Africa Command, Central Command, Northern Command and Southern Command prior to decommissioning the unit on July 25, 2014. He served as Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Works Officer and then reported as the Civil Engineer Corps Head Detailer in May 2016.
 
He is qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare and Fleet Marine Force Officer, a Professional Engineer in Hawaii, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and an LEED Accredited Professional. McAlister is certified as Joint Qualified Officer, Public Works Level III, Contracting Level III and Facilities Engineering Level II. His personal decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medals and various unit and campaign awards.

 CAPT Daryll D. Long

 PE, PMP, CGC
 Deputy Commander
 
CAPT Daryll D. Long enlisted in the Navy and served on board the USS Canopus (AS 34) and the USS Jesse L. Brown (FF 1089). After a four-year enlistment he was honorably discharged from active duty as a Second Class Boatswainsmate.
He then affiliated with the Naval Reserves and served at the Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Charleston and
later with Cargo Handling Battalion 4 (CHB 4). He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 1990 and selected/frocked to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He then received his commission as an Ensign in 1995.
CAPT Long has served as a Staff Engineer in the Environmental Engineering Unit (EEU); a Detachment OIC and Assistant Company Commander in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 (NMCB 14); Equipment Officer and Facility Manager for Cargo Handling Battalion 13 (CHB 13); Assistant Operations Officer and Training Officer for Naval Construction Force Support Unit 3 (NCFSU3); Contingency Engineer for the Contingency Engineer Unit (CEU); Operations Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 (NMCB 28); operations staff for the First Naval Construction Division (1NCD); Officer in Charge (OIC) for 20th Seabee Readiness Group, Commanding Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 (NMCB 22), Civil Engineer Corps Reserve Detailer, Senior Accessor for NAVELSG Training and Evaluation Unit, and Commodore, First Naval Construction Regiment.
During his 37-year career; both active duty and as a reservist, he has served in the following conflicts/wars: the Libyan Conflict while onboard the Jesse L. Brown, Desert Shield/Storm with CHB 4, two tours to Iraq; once with the Contingency Engineering Unit and once with NMCB 28. His latest deployment was to the United Arab Emirates as OIC for EURAFSWA. While serving as the operations officer with NMCB 28 the battalion was awarded the Battle “E” and Best of Type for West Coast Reserve Battalions. He is currently serving as the Deputy Commander, Naval Construction One; home of the Pacific Fleet Seabees.
He is currently employed as the General Manger/Director of Operations for Mission Support Services, LLC. He has held previous positions as an Executive Vice President, Vice President, Senior Project Manager, and Regional Manager for Design/Build General Contractors and Engineering/Consulting Companies. He was also a Deputy General Manager/Engineering Manager on the Navy’s Base Operating Support contract at NAS Pensacola while employed with VT Griffin Services. In addition, he has worked for Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command in the Planning and Design Branch, in Charleston, SC and the Construction Management Branch at ROICC Charleston, SC and ROICC Pensacola, FL.
CAPT Long holds a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds the following licenses in the state of Florida: Professional Engineering (PE), Certified General Contractor (CGC), and Real Estate Sales Associate. He is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, Fleet Marine Force Officer, JPME Phase I, and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
 

 Commander Preston D. Taylor

 Civil Engineer Corps (CEC)
 Chief Staff Officer, Naval Construction Group 1

 

Commander Taylor is a native of Aiken, SC.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2000 and a Master of Science degree in Civil En-gineering from Stanford University in 2009.  He was commissioned in August 2000 through Of-ficer Candidate School and graduated from Civil Engineer Corps Officer School in December 2000.
Taylor’s operational tours include CHARLIE Company Commander, DELTA Company Commander, Assistant Officer in Charge of the Seabee Engineer Reconnaissance Team, Naval Construction Force Liaison for Combined Support Group-Indonesia, Detail Sasebo Officer in Charge, and Assistant Operations Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY, Port Hueneme, CA; Individual Augmentee as the Facilities Management Division Director and Base Master Planner, Public Works Department, Base Command Group Al Asad, Iraq; and U.S. Pacific Command Area Plans Officer for FIRST Naval Construction Division Pa-cific, Pearl Harbor, HI. 
His shore assignments include Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction ROICC Camp Lejeune, NC; Operations Officer and Acting Resident Officer In Charge of Construction, Public Works Department Charleston, SC; Assistant Operations Officer for Commodities at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, HI; Deputy Executive Assistant for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Washington, DC; and Public Works Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Taylor assumed duties as Chief Staff Officer, Naval Construction Group ONE on April 26, 2019.
 
Taylor is a registered professional engineer in the State of South Carolina, a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, a DAWIA Level III Acquisition Professional, an Acquisition Corps member, and dual qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a Fleet Marine Force Officer.  He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His personal awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), the Joint Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the Expert Pistol Medal, and various other service and campaign awards.
 

 Command Master Chief Joseph B. Arnold

 Seabee Combat Warfare (SCW)
 Command Master Chief, Commander, Naval Construction Group ONE
Master Chief Arnold enlisted in the Navy in 1989 after earning an Associate’s Degree from Northwest University the same year.  He reported to basic training at RTC San Diego, CA in August 1989 and Equipment Operator “A” School in Gulfport, MS in January 1990.
 
Master Chief Arnold’s initial duty stations were the Presidential Retreat at Camp David; Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena, Italy; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One Three Three; Naval Construction Training Center Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO earning his Master Training Specialist certification; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four completing deployments to Okinawa, Philippines, and Iraq in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  Promoting to Chief Petty Officer in 2003 he reported to the Thirtieth Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, CA, as Pacific Theater Equipment Manager and Movement Control Center Chief in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force for Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06.  Promoting to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2006, he reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three and completed deployments as Assistant Officer in Charge at San Clemente Island, CA and Iraq.  He promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2009 and assigned as Operations Chief, deploying to Rota Spain in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy.  In February 2010, he reported to Civil Engineer Corps Officer School, Port Hueneme, CA as director for Chief, Senior Chief, and Master Chief Petty Officer’s management courses and instructor for CEC Officer and Seabee Career Development courses. 
 
Master Chief Arnold selected for Command Master Chief in 2011 and served at Center for Seabees Facilities Engineering Command (CSFE), Port Hueneme, CA. In 2013, he reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three where he completed two deployments in the Pacific.  In July 2016, he returned to CSFE as the Command Master Chief and in 2017, he returned to Thirtieth Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, CA.
Command Master Chief Arnold assumed duties at Naval Construction Group One in August 2019.
Master Chief Arnold is Seabee Combat Warfare qualified.  His decorations include Navy Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards); Combat Action Ribbon; and various other campaign and service awards.
 
 
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