Captain Peter A. Nardi, USN (Ret)
Captain Pete Nardi is a native of North Miami Beach, Florida, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Mathematics.
Captain Nardi served as Electrical Officer and First Lieutenant in USS OBANNON (DD 987) from 1985 to 1987. Upon receiving a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990, he was assigned to the United States Naval Academy as a Senior Instructor in the Computer Science Department. It was during his tour at the Naval Academy that he was accepted for lateral transfer to the Engineering Duty Officer Community.
Following his tour at the Naval Academy he served at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi, from 1992 to 1995. During this tour he was assigned as a Design Engineer for USS BATAAN (LHD-5) and Ship Superintendent for USS BOXER (LHD-4). After completing Surface Warfare Department Head School he served as Combat Systems Officer in USS BOXER (LHD-4) from 1996 to 1998. Upon completion of his tour in BOXER he reported to the LPD-17 Program Office where he was assigned as both the LPD-17 Ship Class Combat Systems Engineering Integration Lead and the Program Manger's Representative at Raytheon Systems Company, San Diego, CA. He was responsible for the integration of Navy and Marine Corps combat and C4ISR systems in the LPD-17 design and maintained technical oversight of the development of electronic systems at Raytheon. Following his LPD-17 Program tour, he served in the DD-21 Program Office (later renamed DD(X) ), Naval Sea Systems Command, from September 2000 to June 2003. He served for two years as the Advanced Radar Suite Acquisition Manager and one year as the Combat Systems Engineering Integration Manager for the DD(X) design.
Following his tour in DD(X), he returned to the United States Naval Academy to serve as the Deputy Director of the Division of Engineering and Weapons, and Project Manager for the restoration of the Engineering and Weapons laboratory facilities following the devastation of Tropical Storm Isabel. In September 2004, he was assigned as the Surface Ship Combat Systems Manager in PEO(IWS), responsible for the development and integration of all Naval Surface Combat Systems, including the Aegis Weapon System and The Ship Self Defense System MK-2. In September 2005 Captain Nardi was selected as a Major Program Manager and assigned as the Program Manager for Naval Command and Control - PEO (IWS) 6.0 - where he oversaw development and fielding of the Navy's displays and tactical processors, shipboard electronic navigation systems, and the Cooperative Engagement Sensor Network. From 2009-2012, he was assigned as the Director, Division of Engineering and Weapons, United States Naval Academy and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Finance & Military Affairs, United States Naval Academy.
Captain Nardi is authorized to wear the following awards and ribbons: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit citations and campaign ribbons. He and his wife Jeanne have two daughters and reside in Annapolis, MD.