Written by MIDN 3/C Zachary Litwin
The Boston NROTC Consortium welcomes aboard LT Joseph Lucido! He will be the new 1/C advisor for BU Company and will teach Naval Weapon Systems and Naval Systems Engineering.
During his time here, LT Lucido hopes to provide not only professional guidance, but also personal advice to Midshipmen as they transition from college students to Naval Officers.
LT Lucido has broad experience in the fleet. He recently returned from an assignment as the Submarine Operations Officer at Destroyer Squadron ONE. There he was responsible for coordinating submarine operations and Anti-Submarine Warfare for the CARL VINSON STRIKE GROUP. Additionally, he coordinated with over 30 partnering nations during his deployment, including integration of the French Charles De Gaulle Carrier Strike Group. His experience working with multiple warfare communities makes him a valuable advisor to Midshipmen.
LT Lucido earned a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, where he also participated in Men’s Club Lacrosse. During his CORTRAMID cruise, he developed an interest in the submarine community because he enjoyed its close-knit atmosphere. After commissioning through the NROTC program at the University of Illinois in 2009, he successfully completed Nuclear Power School and prototype in Charleston, SC.
In November 2010, LT Lucido reported to the USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705). While attached to SSN-705, he deployed to the Western Pacific and served as the Reactor Control Assistant, Diving Officer, Assistant Engineer, and Quality Assurance Officer. Following his departure from SSN-705, he attached to Destroyer Squadron One in San Diego, CA, where he helped orchestrate successful exercises with partner nations and gained valuable experience working with people from many different backgrounds.
LT Lucido is from St. Louis, Missouri. He is excited to explore the New England area and is pursuing a master’s degree at Boston University.
He looks forward to sharing advice and experiences from the Fleet and welcomes Midshipmen interested in learning about different aspects of the Navy.