The ASNE Tidewater Section will hold the next dinner/meeting program on May 18. The program will have a virtual option through Microsoft Teams for those who cannot attend in person. Our guest speaker is CAPT Dianna Wolfson, Commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard. We look forward to seeing you!
Place: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk at 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach
Time: 5:30-6:00pm Cocktails and Networking; 6:00-8:00pm Dinner and Program; Virtual 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: •Virtual attendance: no cost - MS Teams Meeting
• Members: $33 in advance / $35 at the door
• Non-members: $38 in advance / $40 at the door
• Military: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
• Students: $10 in advance / $15 at the door
Whether attending in person or virtually, please register on our website by noon Monday May 16.
Captain Dianna Wolfson is currently serving as the 110th Commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.
Wolfson graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1996 where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Systems Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and was commissioned in the Nuclear Power Officer Candidate Program.
Wolfson received her surface warfare qualification aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). She subsequently became an engineering duty officer and received a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Naval Engineer’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.
Her nuclear engineering duty officer tours include qualification at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during the arduous testing phases of its Refueling Complex Overhaul and Force Maintenance Officer at Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, where she was responsible for developing and executing a $362 million public and private sector budget and execution strategy to support both depot level and emergent repairs for five aircraft carriers.
She also served as the Project Superintendent for the USS Newport News (SSN 750) Engineered Overhaul, a complex depot-level availability conducted near the mid-point of a submarine's service life at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, RCOH Project Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport News where she successfully delivered USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while simultaneously planning the RCOH for both George Washington and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) totaling over $9.5 billion in contracts.
Wolfson was selected in 2017 as Operations Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard responsible for planning, leading, and driving the execution of overhauls of nuclear powered aircraft carriers, submarines, conventional surface ships, nuclear moored training ships and inactivation activities to include CNO availabilities, off-yard activities and deployed assets.
Prior to taking command at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, she served as the 50th Commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility as well as the Northwest Regional Maintenance Center, Bremerton, Washington from June 2019 to December 2020.
Her personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and a number of unit awards.