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Scott is a former active duty U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, and the former editor of Surface Warfare magazine. He now serves as an officer in the Navy Reserve and civilian writer/editor at the Pentagon. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English from Georgetown University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. (Note: The views are solely of the author and not the U.S. Department of Defense or Center for International Maritime Security)

Join Us for a CIMSEC Happy Hour/Lightning Rounds at the Front Page on Tuesday, Feb. 19

By Scott Cheney-Peters

Join the band of merry maritime revelers on Tuesday, February 19th at the Front Page for a CIMSEC happy hour and Lightning Round talks. 

CIMSEC’s Lightning Rounds are quick, 5-minute presentations by guests on their current work in the national security world or maritime security challenges they’re grappling with. 

If you’re interested in participating as a presenter or would like to RSVP, please contact CIMSEC DC Chapter co-President John Klein at johnjordanklein@aol.com. All are welcome.

When: Tuesday, February 19th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC (Dupont Circle metro stop, Red line.)

Featured Image: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk’s annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

Aug CIMSEC DC Meet-Up: Lightning Rounds

By Scott Cheney-Peters

The (never-ending) rumble of thunder means it’s time for CIMSEC’s Summer Lightning Rounds: 5 minute presentations by CIMSEC members on their current work in the maritime security world or maritime security challenges they’re grappling with.  Join us at Ireland’s Four Courts’ Cottage Bar to mingle, hear fine folks sharing a bit of their interests or work from across the maritime spectrum, or consider discussing a bit of your own.

If you’re interested in participating as a presenter or would like to RSVP, please contact johnjordanklein@aol.com. All are welcome.

Time: Monday, 27 Aug, 5:30-7:00pm; presentations will begin approximately 6:00.

Place: Ireland’s Four Courts 2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange/Silver Line). 

CIMSEC Event Invite: 20 JUN DC Discussion: The USCG in the SCS

Join CIMSEC’s DC chapter for an evening happy hour discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by the potential for an expanded role of the U.S. Coast Guard in Southeast Asia, and in particular a focus on the question of what role, if any, it should play in the South China Sea.  Discussants:

CDR (Ret) John D. Hooper is a Sr. Naval Analyst for Whitney, Bradley and Brown, and an Adjunct Professor for the U.S. Naval War College, and is supporting OPNAV on the CNO’s staff.*

Shawn Lansing (@cgrsqswmr) is an active duty Coast Guard officer currently assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.*

*Both will be speaking in a personal capacity and their views may not reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard.

Time: Wednesday, 20 June, 6:00-8:00pm

Place: Fuel Pizza Farragut Square, 1606 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006 (via Farragut North or West Metro Station).

RSVPs not necessary but appreciated: director@cimsec.org