NAVFAC Hawaii Recognizes its 2011 Engineers of the Year

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii announced the selection of Ms. Lynn Tanaka and Lt. Cmdr. Jorge Cuadros as its 2011 Civilian and Military Engineers of the Year at a recent command ceremony held on Sept. 23.

“The NAVFAC Hawaii Engineer of the Year is an annual awards program designed to recognize engineers or architects within the command, both military and civilian, who serve the Federal Government and who have made outstanding contributions to their professions,” said Capt. John Coronado, commanding officer NAVFAC Hawaii. “We always have a difficult time in choosing from our very talented group of nominees, but Ms. Tanaka and Lt. Cmdr. Cuadros rose to the top and were our clear winners.”


The two winners for this year’s competition are:

For Civilian Engineer/Architect of the Year – Ms. Lynn K.T. Tanaka, Asset Management Business Line Coordinator. Ms. Tanaka provided innovative, proactive leadership and demonstrated outstanding professional business acumen, while delivering facilities and land-use planning, asset utilization and real estate products and services to Navy Region Hawaii. In the past year, she maintained her Asset Management responsibilities, managing a community of 55 technical experts providing Master Planning and Real Estate services covering $13.2 billion of plant replacement value on 31,423 acres, while executing additional requirements as the Assistant Regional Engineer. Her tireless leadership, commitment, and engineering skills are truly remarkable and worthy of the honor afforded by this award.

For Military Engineer/Architect of the Year – Lt. Cmdr. Jorge Cuadros, Facilities Engineering & Acquisition Division Head. Lt. Cmdr. Cuadros has excelled across several areas of engineering achievement during diverse assignments, including contingency construction, graduate-level educational achievements, and sustainable development for the Navy’s shore infrastructure. A superb engineer and leader he consistently demonstrates exceptional engineering judgment, decisiveness, commitment, and resolve in the most dynamic situations.

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