Welcome to the SNAME Chesapeake Section

Our Events

  • Thursday

    Future Surface Combatant (FSC) Design Discussion

    SNAME Section Meeting - Full

    Jun 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

    In the run up to the FSC, what can we do to inform the Navy and Industry approach to design? Let’s discuss a few design considerations from systems engineering to requirements development to naval architecture. We shall decouple payload from HM&E design. Review heuristics for applicability and priority. Consider aspects of displacement and density. Evaluate speed, power, and operations. Consider how the design influences acquisition as well as the Navy shipbuilding plan. I am recommending greater Navy/Academic/Industry collaboration before the FSC program correctly isolates the partners from each other.

    Mr. Charles Wilson
    Program Engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding

    Expertise in optimization, maintenance, and manufacturing management. US Navy in the 80s, Manufacturing in the 90s, Shipbuilding in the 21st Century. Served as an OS3 on USS Turner Joy (DD 951) and Lieutenant on USS Portsmouth (SSN 707). Systems Engineering BS from U.S. Naval Academy, MS from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional - Acquisition (CSEP-ACQ). Currently pursuing an Industrial & Systems Engineering PhD at Mississippi State University. Managed Systems Engineering on DDX, DDG, LPD, LHA, NSC, and special projects. Moved to Washington in 2015 as a liaison with NAVSEA and the Coast Guard, working to improve technical communication and collaboration.

    Please make your meal selection during the registration process and note any dietary restrictions in the Special Needs section.  Thank you!

    Contact Information

    McLean, VA, United States


Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected incoming board members for 2018-2019!

Chair - Mr. Nathan Hagan
Vice Chair - Mr. Benjamin Testerman
Treasurer - Mr. Thomas Fuentes
Elected Member 2021 - CAPT Richard Delpizzo (USNR, ret)

On July 1st, they will start their terms and be joined by our returning elected board members:
Secretary - Ms. Kierstin Del Valle
Elected Member 2019 - Dr. Tim Arcano
Elected Member 2020 - Mr. Jaideep Sirkar


Call for Executive Committee Volunteers

The Chesapeake Section is looking for new and continuing members to join our Executive Committee. If you have general interest in the direction of our Section, or a specific interest in any of our activities, contact Section Chair Tim Mierzwicki. Opportunities include assisting with the planning and conducting of Young Professional sessions, Continuing Education and Professional Development classes, T&R Panels, and other cross-organization efforts. We are looking for any and all ideas on how to improve the work of the Society and our Section.


Call for Papers

The Chesapeake Section is looking for papers for our monthly technical meetings. We invite authors to submit abstracts on topics that advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture and marine engineering in all their applied forms including the construction and operation of ships, marine vehicles, and structures of all kinds.

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