Navy announces their Top Military Engineer of the Year

Lt. Cmdr. Christopher J. McDowell was honored as the Navy’s 2020 Military Engineer of the Year.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Earlier this month, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher J. McDowell was honored by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command as the Navy's 2020 Military Engineer of the Year.

Lt. Cmdr. McDowell is a public works officer for Naval Support Activity Panama City. When Hurricane Michael hit back in October of 2018, he and his team led the charge in disaster recovery and overall reconstruction of the base that had 200 of their 368 facilities either damaged or destroyed.

McDowell was also a top-ten finalist at the National Society of Professional Engineer (NSPE) Federal Engineer of the Year Awards.

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