Chad E. Piacenti, Select One

Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Biography

Associate Professor CHAD PIACENTI, CDR, USN (Ret.), teaches naval theory and planning for Operational Level Programs in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership. He joined the Naval War College faculty as a military professor in 2010 teaching Joint Military Operations. As an active duty naval officer, he held the occupational specialties of Intelligence Officer and Joint Operational Planner. Over his 21-year naval career he served as both Joint Task Force (JTF) J2 and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) N2 and deployed to JTF Ramadi, Iraq, JTF-435 Kabul, Afghanistan, US National Intelligence Cell (USNIC), Pristina Kosovo, as well as the Persian Gulf and Horn of Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • Information Operations
  • Intel
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights

2017

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, Operational Level Programs. Teaches the Maritime Staff Operators Course and develops Intelligence-related curriculum.
2015

Military Professor

Military professor in Joint Military Operations and Senior Intelligence Officer for the Naval War College from 2011 to 2015. Taught operational art and military planning. Developed and managed intelligence-related curriculum for the in residence courses of the Naval War College.
2010

J2, Joint Task Force 435, Kabul Afghanistan

As J2, developed and implemented plans and policy and built an intelligence staff from the ground up to coordinate intelligence operations and support to the JTF. Coordinated oversight of all interrogation and biometric operations for Afghanistan.
2008

Intelligence Plans Officer, JTF Ramadi

Responsible for Intelligence and planning support to the JTF Commander, overseeing the day to day operations of Forward Operating Base Ramadi, including threat analysis and force protection. Provided intelligence support to the embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (ePRT) Ramadi.

2006

N2, Amphibious Squadron FOUR

As N2 for the WASP Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and CTF 51 N2, responsible for naval intelligence collection and operations for all U.S. Fifth Fleet waters outside the Strait of Hormuz. Participated in planning for and executing the Operation SEA DRAGON, a CENTCOM-wide naval operation.
2003

Senior Balkans Analyst, US National Intelligence Cell, Pristina, Kosovo

Senior Analyst, U.S. National Intelligence Cell, Pristina, Kosovo (Oct 2002-Mar 2003) . Responsible for daily analysis and reporting of significant events in Kosovo to CDR, USEUCOM and staff.

Education

M.A., Naval War College, 2007, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., Duke University, 1994, Psychology

Related Credentials

Joint Operational Planner, 2010

Joint Qualified Officer, 2010

Naval Operational Planner, 2007

JPME Phase I, 2007

JPME Phase II, 2007

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Other Honors

Graduated with distinction, US Naval War College
2007

Honor Graduate, Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course
1998

News, Media, & Events

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
Article Publication

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