Commanding Officer Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four
CAPT Yamodis spent his formative years on a wooded farm in the mountains of Talent, Oregon. His undergraduate studies were completed in 1994 at the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Architectural Art History (summa cum laude). His graduate studies were completed at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2000 with a Master of Engineering Science in Construction Management and a Certificate in Management of Technology from the Hass School of Business.
CAPT Yamodis was commissioned an Ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps in August 1994 through Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. He attended the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School Basic course at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme, California in fall 1994. After graduation, he was assigned to the Officer In Charge of Construction Far East at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where he was concurrently assigned three positions of Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Housing Director of Facilities Management, and Housing Staff Civil Engineer from 1995 to 1997. He was then ordered to CINCPACFLT N46, where he served as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Shore Installation Management from 1997 to 1998.
CAPT Yamodis next served at NAVFACENGCOM Pacific Division through 1999. From PACDIV he attended Post Graduate residency at University of California at Berkeley through fall of 2000 with follow-on orders to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR. While with NMCB FOUR he concurrently served as the Intelligence Officer, Armory Officer, Communications Officer, Training Officer, and Delta Company Commander. During the NMCB FOUR deployment to Okinawa in 2002, he served as the Officer in Charge, Detail Sasebo. He then served at Public Works Center San Diego as the Production Officer for three of four zones. He completed an 18-month tour at Facilities Engineering Command Washington as the $99M Presidential Helicopter Support Facility DROICC from ground breaking through beneficial occupancy in Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
CAPT Yamodis was then assigned to US PACOM J44, growing the Pacific Humanitarian Assistance construction program from $2.5M to $23M per year in FY09 with over 140 projects in eleven countries. Following a full joint assignment, he reported to FIRST Naval Construction Regiment in Port Hueneme, California as the Chief Staff Officer. While assigned to 1 NCR, he deployed as an individual augmentee with TWENTY-SECOND Naval Construction Regiment, the Command Element of Task Force Alliance for International Joint Command Afghanistan, leading nine Battalions in combat support operations. Following Regimental, duty he served as Commanding Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THIRTY THREE, completing deployments to both the PACOM and CENTOM areas of responsibility. He then served as Chief Staff Officer of 22 NCR as the deployable battle staff integrated into newly established Naval Construction Group TWO, which was followed by serving as the NAVFAC Northwest Operations Officer. He then served as the Operations Officer at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia. CAPT Yamodis assumed command of NMCB FOUR in February 2018.
CAPT Yamodis is a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, Joint Specialty Officer, Registered Architect in the State of Colorado, Professional Engineer in the state of Arizona, and Level three contract certified under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.