McKelvie promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade in Navy
November 25, 2007
Steamboat Springs — James Bennett McKelvie of Steamboat Springs has been promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) in the United States Navy. He serves in the Civil Engineer Corps at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
As an assistant resident officer in charge of construction at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, LTJG McKelvie administers multiple large projects from pre-design to completion. He is responsible for performing constructability reviews of the contract documents before contracts are awarded. He then conducts preconstruction conferences with contractors and designers.
During the construction phase, LTJG McKelvie reviews and approves myriad plans involving safety, quality control and construction schedules. He also processes contract modifications and oversees the work in the field to ensure technical compliance and adequacy of the completed facility.
Due to the complexity of many of his projects, LTJG McKelvie coordinates construction operations among contractors, clients, utility companies and federal, state and local agencies. He then performs final inspection and, with approval from the customer, accepts the product on behalf of the Navy.
LTJG McKelvie earned his civil engineering degree from Colorado State University in 2005 and became a Navy officer the same year. He is the son of Bill and Christine McKelvie of Steamboat Springs.