Candidate for Chairman
CAPT J.M. “Ike” Iacovetta,USN (Ret.)
Originally from Erie, PA, CAPT J.M. “Ike” Iacovetta, USN (Ret.) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona. Upon commissioning, he served at sea as the boilers officer and first lieutenant aboard USS Lawrence (DDG 4), and as the main propulsion assistant and damage control assistant on USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27). After completing his engineering duty officer qualifications and becoming an acquisition professional in 1997, he served in various Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems and Intelligence (C5I) program offices. As deputy commander, combat systems chief engineer at NSWC PHD, he was fully engaged in the delivery of the Navy’s latest developments, including: cruiser modernization, Aegis BMD, early NIFC-CA, LCS early deployment, LCS Mission Package Support Facility (MPSF), DDG-1000 ISEA support, test ship Enterprise testing, and Combat Systems Distance Support. He served as a major program manager (MPM) for amphibious ships, where he built a strong coalition amongst the fleet, OPNAV, and IWS senior leaders that culminated in the combat system upgrade decision for LHDs, starting with USS Wasp. CAPT Iacovetta stood up the new LCS Integrated Combat Systems MPM organization (IWS 8.0) where he managed $1.5B SCN for the LCS Block Buy (LCS 4-24) Mission Systems (Combat and C4I) Equipment, Integration & Test. He has served as ASNE’s Interim Executive director and has served as the Flagship Vice Chair for the last four years. While the Combat Systems Chief Engineer at Port Hueneme, he served as the Chairman for the Channel Islands Section. CAPT Iacovetta has received personal awards, including the Legion of Merit (w/Gold Star), the Meritorious Service Medal (w/three Gold Stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/Gold Star), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and campaign medals/ribbons. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Candidate for Vice-Chairman
Mr. Brandon Foy
Mr. Foy is currently a Naval Architect at Gibbs and Cox, serving on the Coast Guard Icebreaker Design Team and a recently retired Coast Guard Lieutenant. Mr. Foy’s operational assignments include serving aboard Coast Guard Cutters HAMILTON (WMSL 753) and RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) as a Student Engineer and Engineering Division Officer. As an Ensign, Mr. Foy was part of HAMILTON’s pre-commissioning crew, and helped transition the vessel from Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi to its homeport in Charleston, South Carolina. During this time, Mr. Foy was an integral part in coordinating diving operations, deperming, and upgrading of the vessel’s machinery control monitoring system. As a Lieutenant Junior Grade, Mr. Foy was also briefly assigned to RESOLUTE during two alien migrant interdiction operations patrols off the coast of Haiti and Cuba and a $200,000 anchor windlass overhaul.
Mr. Foy also served at the Marine Safety Center and the Office of Standards and Evaluation Development. While at the Marine Safety Center, he was a member of the Small Vessel Branch, where he reviewed over 100 subchapter T vessel submittals varying from initial design to damage stability. While in the Office of Standards and Evaluation Development, he earned to his Project Management Professional and received a Letter of Commendation from the Commandant for his help in creating www.uscg.mil/guidance.
In addition to these operational assignments, Mr. Foy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2014, earned a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2017, and became a Licensed Professional Engineer in 2019. Mr. Foy is also an avid recreational mariner and scuba diver. He has documented over 700 days at sea, holds a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Mariner for vessels up to 100 gross tons, is a Professional Association Diving Instructor (PADI) certified advanced open water with multiple endorsements, and holds many honorary titles such Plank Owner, Order of the Spanish Main, and Realm of the Arctic Circle.
Mr. Foy resides in Washington, DC with his girlfriend Kimberly Bozzo, and are hoping to get a bichon frise puppy over the summer.