Sep 14, 2020

Chairman's Update

Given continued Navy and state restrictions on large gatherings, this year’s general membership meeting is being held over teleconference. In accordance with our NIP By-Laws, this communication serves as notice to NIP members of the date of the meeting and provides the slate of members proposed as…


May 05, 2020

Chairman’s Update

This Chairman’s Update includes the announcement of this year’s Red Tie Award Winner, Melissa Drisko. 

I hope this note finds you all in good health. There are many who have been affected…


Mar 01, 2020

Chairman’s Update

It’s once again time to celebrate the establishment of the Office of Naval Intelligence! On the 23rd of March it will be 138 years since LT Theodorus Mason convinced the Secretary of the Navy that there was a need for Naval Intelligence. His idea and “pitch” to SECNAV back in 1882 must have been persuasive,…


Dec 22, 2019

Chairman’s Update

Our Fall Luncheon featured an update from VADM Matt Kohler who focused on the new CNO, ADM Mike Gilday, and on the status of Naval Intelligence. We also had an exceptional presentation by Commander (Ret.) Leah Amerling Bray on the State Department’s Global Engagement Center efforts to counter foreign…


Oct 06, 2019

Chairman’s Update

Fall is here and not only is it football and baseball playoff season, it’s also time to sign up for the annual NIP Open Board meeting and luncheon. This year, it will be on Friday, 11 October at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington. The Board meeting starts at 1000 and is open to all members. There…


Mar 26, 2019

Chairman’s Update

Spring is the best time of the year - it’s about baseball, warmer weather and, of course, the birthday of Naval Intelligence. This year’s March 23rd will mark our 137th anniversary since the founding in 1882. Rear Admiral (Ret) Liz Train, NIP Foundation Committee Chair, will represent NIP in Suitland…


Dec 12, 2018

Chairman’s Report

Reflecting on NIP and world events this year, two items stand out.  First, early this year, Secretary Mattis published a new National Defense Strategy which has refocused our nation’s military forces and Intelligence Community once again on great power competition.  It’s a thoughtful and actionable…


Apr 14, 2018

Chairman’s Spot Report

Great attendance at our spring Red Tie Luncheon yesterday! We honored this year’s Red Tie Award recipients, George Fedoroff and Dennis Harry and had an incredible guest speaker, the Honorable Joe Kernan, VADM, Retired, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Mar 30, 2018

Chairman’s Update

NIP is off to another great start in 2018!  In addition to our San Diego and Capital chapters, we now have NIP mates getting together in Bahrain, Tidewater, New York, Omaha and Hawaii.  It’s always great to get together to share our sea stories and lessons in Leadership. We have had some terrific…


Dec 05, 2017

Chairman’s Update

NIP has had another good year in 2017!  Our fall Board meeting and luncheon had over 100 people attending.  RADM Bob Sharp let us know that Naval Intelligence is doing well. Retention is good and the force is engaged and relevant supporting our Fleet and national security missions around the globe.…