The Association of Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officers (ANCECO) is an organization dedicated to keeping the vast number of CEC officers, past and present, connected with each other.  While there are many other organizations and social networks none has the sole purpose and focus of keeping U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officers fully in touch.

"Created in 1867, the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps is responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining the shore facilities needed to support the U.S. Navy around the world. Ports, piers, warehouses, shipyards, airfields, and other facilities required have been provided through their leadership and personal efforts.

With the onset of WWII, there was an immediate need for overseas bases, and civilian workers could not be sent to work in a war zone.  In January of 1942, Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, CEC, USN, Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, received authority to create what became known as the Seabees. More than 325,000 Seabees served during WWII, participating in virtually every theater of operations and working under fire as they constructed piers, airfields, hospitals, housing and every imaginable facility." Source:CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation

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