Ensign Chiacchia was in the Holy Cross NROTC Crusader Battalion and was a student at Brown University. He majored in Middle East studies, political science, and history, and commissioned in May 2020 as a surface warfare officer. He will report to the USS Hopper (DDG-70) after completing basic division officer course.

Articles by Benjamin Chiacchia

Naval History and Heritage Command (Wayne Miller)

Legal to Launch?

By Ensign Benjamin Chiacchia, U.S. Navy
June 2020
The impact of nuclear weapons on civilian populations raises questions about the legality of nuclear use and deterrence generally.
The USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits near the beginning of the ice edge in the Chukchi Sea north of Wainwright Alaska.