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33 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
NSA Monterey Part 2 - Michael Fitzgerald with May & Jose
In our part 2 of the Monterey series, I spoke with Mike Fitzgerald, Facilities Director and the Public Works department workers, May and Jose. Hearing their journey at NAVFAC SW was a real delight. The leadership opportunity that NAVFAC can provide is amazing. You don’t want to miss this episode!
33 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
NSA Monterey Part 1 - LT Ben Rowe and Vicki Taber
In what will be a two part series at NSA Monterey, we first spoke to LT Ben Rowe and Vicki Taber, Installation Environmental Director. It was amazing to learn what they do to help support the warfighter. Listen to the next couple episodes to find out more about Monterey!
47 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
I had the pleasure of speaking with NAVFAC Pacific's Business Director Roy Agustin and Design and Construction Design Director Evan Mizue. It was a real treat to speak with such great individuals. They give us a little more insight on what they do and perfect opportunities for NAVFAC PACIFIC. More information containing position opportunities will be below. This is an episode you don't want to miss! NAVFAC Pacific provides engineering and acquisition expertise in the Pacific Area of Operations. We are approximately 500 civilians strong in a wide-range of professions ranging from scientific & engineering, professional & management, and clerical positions. If you would like the opportunity to travel and/or work in Hawaii, Japan, Guam, Thailand, Australia, or Philippines, NAVFAC Pacific is the place for you. We are currently looking for Architects, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Fire Protection Engineers, with particular interest in Construction Engineers. Submit your resume to email@example.com today! Careers: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/jobs.html Benefits: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/jobs/benefits_training.html
20 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Jimmy Smith - Crane & Rigging
Coming at you from Naval Base San Diego, afloat on a live crane. I spoke with the best and the brightest, Jimmy Smith. Coming from 28 years serving as a Naval Officer into his position now at NAVFAC SW, we dive deep into how this individual leads a team and supports the war fighter. Take a listen at this amazing individual!
32 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Rob Lovich - Environmental
It's been awhile, but so glad to be back for another episode of the SWEEP. I had an interesting talk with the EV department here at NAVFAC SW! According to Rob, some of the best experiences are on military installations. He walks us through how he landed his position and his terrestrial biology experiences throughout the SW region. Let Rob take you on an experience on how his department truly helps keep the mission going!
28 minutes | May 19, 2021
Felix Garcia & Brennan Steele - Central Work Center-Safety Coronado
We're back with another episode hailing from Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, CA. I spoke with Felix and Brennan of the Central Work Center/Safety department and hear these guys speak on how they got to their positions starting from the bottom all the way to their current supervisory position. Take a listen to these amazing individuals!
16 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Commercial Child Care RFP - SWEEP Highlights
In our first segment podcast episode for the SWEEP HIGHLIGHTS, I spoke to NAVFAC SW Real Estate Business Line team members, Tanya Spenst, Jasmine Moore and Erin Grandgirard, about their exciting lease initiative in support of Commander, Navy Region Southwest Child and Youth Programs. The team recently released a RFP seeking offers from private industry to lease commercial childcare space/facilities in the greater San Diego County region. The potential leased space(s) will be utilized as Navy operated childcare center(s) that will offer military families much needed childcare space in the region. NAVFAC SW Real Estate Business Line is responsible for the acquisition, management and disposal of the Navy’s real estate interests to meet mission requirements. The Real Estate Business Line does this through a variety of innovative and rewarding programs introduced during this episode.
29 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Renae Kvendru - Chief of the Contracting Office
On our last episode for 2020, we spoke to Renae Kvendru, Chief of the Contracting Office and one of the senior leaders here at NAVFAC SW. She gives helpful tips on what her department looks for in contract specialists and lets us know how she stumble into this department to become what she is today. Take a listen!
33 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Kat Ross - Director of Command Services
In this episode, we talk to the one and only Kat Ross. She is a hardworking individual and serves as the Director of Command Services for NAVFAC SW. She is the one you will always see especially when you first start at our agency! Listen to what valuable tips she has to say for new employees and all the wonderful things NAVFAC SW has to offer.
36 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Melinda Hudlin - Public Private Venture
Ever wonder what Public Private Venture does at NAVFACSW? Listen to Melinda and find out what it takes to be in this department. The answers might surprise you!
35 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Rodney Garringer - Safety
Let Rodney take you on a journey of what safety should mean to you. He talks about his time here at NAVFAC SW and how his presentations helped shape our command to be a robust safety power house. Take a listen to this incredible individual!
19 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Nikko Ortanez - LER Specialist
Ever wonder what a Labor Employee Relations Specialist handles within a command? I speak with Nikko Ortanez, who is part of the Human Resources department - Labor Employee Relations area of NAVFAC SW. He speaks on his upbringing and how he got to where he is today. Take a listen at what this amazing individual accomplished and his future goals.
40 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Earl Estrella & Jennifer Llamas - China Lake Efforts
July 4, 2019 a devastating earthquake hit the city of Ridgecrest, California with after shocks a couple days later. Take a listen to the duo that facilitated a quick and efficient response at one of our notable military bases - Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Be inspired and listen to the work that turned devastation to restoration.
35 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Bobby Amato - Transportation MPO
In this episode we spoke with Bobby Amato of Naval Base San Diego on how his drive and determination brought him to his current position. He discusses that no matter the struggle if you are determined to reach your goals they can be achieved. A great listen from an outstanding individual!
35 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Mike Oestereicher CO
We have NAVFAC SW Command Officer, Mike Oestereicher, talk about his experiences with the command and all the different installations across our region. Listen to encouraging words from our CO and see why it is a great place to work!
34 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Vernon Hunt FM&S Director vice FMFS
Get to know the NAVFAC SW Public Works business line like no other with Vernon Hunt as the special guest. Hear him give tips on how to get a job with Public Works!
27 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Kathy Stewart - Business Director
Find out about how Kathy became the leader she is today and all the interesting stories that led her to be the BD of NAVFAC SW!
29 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Kathy V. Lewis - Office of Counsel
In this episode, I speak with Kathy V. Lewis a Paralegal Specialist for NAVFAC SW Office of Counsel. She's been with the command for over 20+ years and has seen many changes and growth. Let's see what she has to say!
36 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Human Resources Office
I am speaking with Elise Magsarili, Human Resources Director, and Geraldine Trilles, Staffing & Classification Branch Head, about what it takes to become a Federal Employee. They give us some insightful tips to get into the Federal system. For more information, please visit https://www.navfac.navy.mil/swcareers
36 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Captain Jeff Powell
In our first episode, I spoke to CAPT Jeff Powell, Executive Officer for NAVFAC SW and Elise Magsarili, Human Resources Director. They discuss the command as a whole with some insightful information.
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