Pacific Southwest Chapter


March 8, 2024: USS HAMPTON surfaces through arctic ice at Ice Camp WHALE. (Photo by PO1 Justin Yarborough, USN)

NSL Pacific Southwest Chapter

The Naval Submarine League (NSL) is a professional organization for submariners and submarine advocates.

The Pacific Southwest (PACSW) Chapter is one of the ten regional NSL chapters.  It has about 450 members, located in 9 states (Southern CA, Southern NV, AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, CO, and UT).

Luncheon meetings are held monthly, usually at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California.

New Items (updated on 6/16/2024):

(1)  We sincerely thank Commodore Ken Douglas, COMSUBRON 11 for being our guest speaker at the June 11th Luncheon/Professional Forum, briefing us on the San Diego Submarine Force’s past, present and future.  Highlights from his presentation and the luncheon are posted here and in our latest newsletter (here).
(2)  Congratulations to our 2024-2025 chapter officers, elected at our June luncheon:

  • President: Bruce Renne
  • Vice President: VADM (ret) Robert Thomas, USN
  • 2nd Vice President: CMDCM(SS) Brandon Wallis
  • Treasurer: CAPT (ret) Jim Piburn, USN
  • Secretary: Peter Lobner

(3)  There will be no chapter luncheons during the summer hiatus.  The next one will be Tuesday, September 10th.
(4)  The chapter’s updated Calendar of Events (2023-2024) is posted here or can be viewed via the Events page.
(5)  A list of our Guest Speakers (2015-2024), with links to bios and Zoom videos/luncheon photos, has been added here.  Also, some presentations from other chapters can be accessed here.