Captain Vinci is a native of Rockaway, N.J. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 1993 and received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He also holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) from The Pennsylvania State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Vinci’s operational tours include training officer and company commander, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7; executive officer, Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2; and commanding officer, ACB1.
His shore assignments include architectural and engineering project manager and an assistant resident officer in charge of construction at Public Works Office/Resident Officer In Charge of Construction Office, Camp Lejeune; flag aide to the Commander, Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Commander, Second Naval Construction Brigade, and the Director, Shore Activities Readiness, Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; assistant public works officer/flag housing officer Public Works Center, Norfolk; mixed commission officer/resident officer in charge of construction, Engineering Field Activity Mediterranean, Naples; public works officer Naval Air Station Key West; sustainment, restoration, modernization branch head at Commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington; public works officer Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; contingency engineer, NAVFAC Pacific, Pearl Harbor.
Prior to taking command of NAVFAC Washington, he served there as the Executive Officer and Deputy Regional Engineer for Naval District Washington, reporting in June 2017.
Captain Vinci is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina, and member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and other unit and service awards.