Fermilab Deputy Director Chris Mossey elected to National Academy of Construction


From left: National Academy of Construction President Tom Sorley, Fermilab Deputy Director for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility Chris Mossey, National Academy of Construction Vice President Maggi Walker. Photo: National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction has elected Christopher J. Mossey, Fermilab deputy director for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, as a member of its class of 2019. He was inducted Oct. 24 at the NAC annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The new class includes 39 inductees. Mossey was selected from more than 300 leaders who were considered for NAC membership.

NAC cited Mossey as a “military and private sector leader deeply committed to conservation, sustainability, and the environment and supporting female, minority, and young engineers through mentoring.”

Election criteria for NAC include leadership, exceptional service, a continued commitment to making a contribution, past recognition by peers for innovation and being recognized as “best of the best.”

A retired rear admiral, Mossey has more than three decades of experience leading design and construction programs. His last active duty assignment was as chief of the Civil Engineer Corps and commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, a 19,000-person global organization that provides planning, engineering, construction and public works support to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and other defense organizations. He is a fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and served as the organization’s president from 2010-11. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s in construction management from Stanford University.

The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders ― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, editors and academics ― who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design, construction and engineering industries.