Category Archives: Members

Announcing The New CIMSEC Newport Chapter

By LT Joseph Piccinini

We are thrilled to announce the founding of a CIMSEC chapter in nautical Newport, RI. With Newport’s rich sailing history, and it being the location of the United States Naval War College and other Navy institutions, there’s no better place to forge collaborative discussions with mariners from across the globe.

If you are in the Newport area, let’s connect! Contact us below to be kept apprised of the Newport chapter’s plans and activities.

President: LT Joseph Piccinini


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LT Joseph Piccinini is a Submarine Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. He attended University of Maryland, College Park on a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship from the George Washington consortium and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a plankowner of the Undersea Warfighting Development Center’s  Aggressor Squadron and previously served aboard the USS LOUISVILLE for three years. His passions are community development, entrepreneurship, and averting undersea warfare.

Featured Image: U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Luce Hall located at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. (U.S. Navy/Haley Nace)

Location Change: CIMSEC DC Chapter Happy Hour at Vapiano’s, Wednesday March 8

By Scott Cheney-Peters

Join CIMSEC’s DC chapter for our March meet-up and to participate in a lively and informal discussion of maritime security. Or just come for the drinks, good cheer, and (hopefully) spring weather at Vapiano’s on M Street

Time: Wednesday, 8 March, 6:00-8:00pm

Place: Vapiano’s 1800 M St, NW Washington, DC 20063 (Farragut North Metro/Farragut West Metro)

All are welcome – RSVPs not required but appreciated:

Featured Image: Vapiano’s front (cc) Shashi Bellamkonda Social Media Swami