Capt. Peter J. Maculan became commanding officer of the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) and the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme on Aug. 26th. He relieve Capt. Christopher M. Kurgan. Prior to his current assignment, Capt. Maculan was commodore of Naval Construction Group 2, Gulfport, Mississippi. Capt. Kurgan is retiring after serving 30 years in the Navy. Capt. Maculan, a native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was commissioned an ensign in 1994 after completion of Officer Candidate School. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1992 and a Master of Architecture in 1993. He also holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and completed the Executive Management Program at Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business. His early expeditionary tours include assignments with NMCB-133 and NMCB-7 where he held titles such as alfa company commander, watch officer, embark officer, operations officer, battalion operations officer, and battalion executive officer. His shore assignments include assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; intern architect, Atlantic Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC); public works officer, resident officer in charge of construction, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia; action officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations N40-Logistics Planning and Innovation Division; Seabee readiness division director, Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS); assistant regional engineer, NAVFAC Far East; and deputy commander for operations, NAVFAC Atlantic. He previously commanded Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 and Naval Construction Group 2.