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The Department of Defense (DoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the United States armed forces. The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency -tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times. Today, the Department is not only in charge of the military, but it also employs a civilian force of thousands. With over 1.4 million men and women on active duty, and 718,000 civilian personnel, DoD is the nation's largest employer. Another 1.1 million serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. More than 2 million military retirees and their family members receive benefits.

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Knowledge04  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:35:26 PM(UTC)
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Hello all, I'm considering transferring as a contract specialist with NAVFAC. Would primarily deal with construction contracts. Anyone here have experience working at NAVFAC as an 1102 or working at NAVFAC in general. What is your take on the agency? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:00:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Knowledge04 Go to Quoted Post
Hello all, I'm considering transferring as a contract specialist with NAVFAC. Would primarily deal with construction contracts. Anyone here have experience working at NAVFAC as an 1102 or working at NAVFAC in general. What is your take on the agency? Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Depends on where exactly. I know little about NAVFAC in Pacific.
Rikaku  
#3 Posted : Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:15:40 AM(UTC)

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ALL the contract specialists with NAVFAC in Capo are currently running for their lives if that helps you. I would recommend anything else.



Out of curiosity, may I ask why? Toxic work environment or bad leadership? I see job announcements frequently for Capo and any insight you can provide into what it’s like would be appreciated .
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:19:14 AM(UTC)
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Multiple reasons.
Naples is a tough place to live for many people. Crime rates, dirty, terrible traffic. And the Support Site is separated by about 45 minutes from Capo which is the work site.
Bad leadership for sure. Promoting people without quals or proper competition.treating employees poorly. Asking them to do actions that they deem unethical.
I'm sure there's more. But that what I have heard about.
thanks 2 users thanked Steve13! for this useful post.
Rikaku on 1/22/2020(UTC), lordword84 on 1/29/2020(UTC)
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