AFCEA DC Announces The Spring Leadership Dinner Award Winners

May 23, 2013, 12:58 ET from AFCEA DC

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's DC Chapter (AFCEA DC), a non-profit association dedicated to providing our members with technical, policy, regulatory, program and budget information that directly shapes federal technology decisions in the Defense & Security arena, today announced its Spring Leadership Award Winners, the 2013 Technology Heroes from the Five Armed Forces!

The 6th Annual AFCEA DC Leadership Awards Dinner will be held – May 30, 2013 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.  This is a salute to our Warfighters for their service and dedication, and recognized the significant contributions through the use of information technology.

AFCEA DC will recognize a member from each branch of the military – U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard – and two members in joint staff positions for their contributions in calendar year 2012. 

The event will include a reception at the Army Navy Country Club, a keynote presentation, dinner, an awards recognition ceremony, and an opportunity to interact with government and industry leadership.  The Keynote Speaker will be ADM Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO). (Bio)

This Year's 2013 Military IT Leadership Awardees include: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant John Dietz and Captain Terrilyn Williams; U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Andresen and Major Daniel McBride; U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Matthew Williams and Lieutenant Junior Grade Jeremy Hazelbaker, U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Nicole Alley and Major Matthew Whitney, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Emelio Galindez and Chief Warrant Officer Two Darren Davenport; from the Joint Commands; Staff Sergeant Justin Dunn, USAF, Gunnery Sergeant John S. Wood, USMC, Colonel Richard Zoller, USA, Lieutenant Commander Sean Plankey, USCG.

AFCEA DC delivers monthly informational and networking events, annual symposia, small-group learning and training opportunities, and horizontal "Working Groups" - focused on issues that have the greatest potential for future impact to the Defense & Security community.  We follow the technical, policy, program, planning and budget activities of the Government IT marketplace, and we work to ensure that the Mil-Gov community has constant access to innovation.  AFCEA DC is blessed with a high level of volunteerism, and an even higher level of participation from small businesses.  To sign up for this event, go to: or to contact us directly, go to:

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