AFCEA ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
For Immediate Release May 28, 2013
FAIRFAX, VA—AFCEA International is pleased to announce its 2013 individual award winners. A majority of these awards were presented on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at East: Joint Warfighting 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. For more information please visit www.afcea.org/awards.
CHAIRMAN’S SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD
Recognizing superior service to AFCEA, these award winners set the example for others as dedicated volunteers who are active at all levels of the Association.
Miriam Browning, Browning Consulting Group
Linda Gooden, Lockheed Martin
BG Reimar Scherz, GE Army (Ret.), AFCEA Bonn Chapter
Scott Suhy, GreenLine Systems
DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING
AFCEA’s highest award for sustained career excellence in engineering, exhibiting a career of service reflecting strong commitment to engineering and quantifiable outstanding scientific or technical accomplishments.
Steven D. Wert, PEO, Hanscom AFB
MERITORIOUS RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGINEERING
This award recognizes rising stars in the engineering field, as identified by peers, colleagues, and /or supervisors.
Alex Brofos, MITRE Corporation
EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO STEM EDUCATION AWARD
This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to furthering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education in grade school or colleges and universities.
Mark Zelinger, (posthumous award)
DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
AFCEA’s highest award for sustained career excellence in information technology, exhibiting a career of service reflecting strong commitment to engineering and significant accomplishments in information technology.
RADM Mario Durao, PON, Portuguese Ministry of Defence
MERITORIOUS RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
This award recognizes rising stars in the information technology field, as identified by peers, colleagues, and /or supervisors.
Deniese Cobbins, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
AFCEA CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
AFCEA’s recognition of senior level intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions to the intelligence community.
David Shedd, Defense Intelligence Agency
MERITORIOUS AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
AFCEA’s recognition of intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions at the tactical, intermediate, or national levels.
Marilyn Vacca, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO EDUCATION AWARD
AFCEA’s recognition of sustained exceptional service over a period of several years that demonstrates a unique dedication to the educational mission of the AFCEA Educational Foundation and/or the educational programs of AFCEA Chapters.
Pat Kelly, San Diego Chapter
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION AWARD
AFCEA’s recognition of exceptional service during the past calendar year that demonstrates a unique dedication to the educational mission of the AFCEA Educational Foundation and/or the educational programs of AFCEA Chapters.
Mary Yager, Hampton Roads Chapter
AFCEA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT
The special award of merit acknowledges the outstanding accomplishment of individuals who have contributed to one distinctive and noteworthy aspect of the educational mission of AFCEA.
Joshua Copeland, ArkLaTex Chapter
Victor Helbling, Alamo Chapter
SPARKY BAIRD AWARD
This annual award is given to the author(s) of the outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year.
Capt Mike Stephens, USAF and Frank Klucznik
SIGNAL, November 2012 “The Tactical Edge Sees Data Interoperability”
Awarded to long-standing members of AFCEA with a record of sustained contributions to the Association and exceptional leadership skills.
Carl Bass, Whitlock, Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter
Dr. James Cunningham, JA Cunningham Consulting LLC, Lexington-Concord Chapter
Chris Cusano, NTConcepts Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter
CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii Chapter
Dave Johnson, Suss Consulting, Hampton Roads Chapter
David Kovach, Alamo Chapter
Melvin May, Jr., May Associates, Fort Monmouth Chapter
Andrew Peters, Quantico-Potomac Chapter
Maj Gen Erich Staudacher, GEAF, HQ Air Command, Bonn Chapter
Joseph Yavorsky, 7th Signal Command, Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter
MEDAL OF MERIT AWARD
This Award recognizes dedicated service to the Association, combined with a sustained level of professional excellence in the fields of communications, electronics, and intelligence or information systems.
Irene Biddy, Oasis Systems, Lexington-Concord Chapter
Eduardo Branco, Portugal Chapter
Robert Damen, Raytheon, Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter
John Hardt, General Dynamics Information Technology, Montgomery Chapter
Tim Harschutz, Fleet Cyber Command, Hampton Roads Chapter
Maj Andrew Heo, USAF, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Jeffrey Katz, Lexington-Concord Chapter
James Kohlmann, Rocky Mountain Chapter
David Landry, Atlanta Chapter
Jaroslav Pejcoch, T-SOFT a.s., Czech Chapter
Mike Sinisi, ManTech International, Northern Virginia Chapter
Richard Wegmann, DCI, Dayton-Wright Chapter
Col Paul Welch, USAF, 688th Information Operations Wing, Alamo Chapter
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
This mid-career award is given for meritorious contributions to AFCEA and to the community.
Brad Barker, Master Key Consulting, Bethesda Chapter
MSgt Donald Blackmon, USAF, DISA-Europe, Stuttgart Chapter
Maggie Cook, Navanti Group LLC, Northern Virginia Chapter
Erin Donlan, PESystems, Inc., Lexington-Concord Chapter
Gerard Elzinga, NATO HQ C3, Belgium Chapter
MSG Rebecca Fisher, USA, HQ Southern Command J6, South Florida Chapter
Brenda Howard, Raytheon, Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter
Clifton Jenkins, Lockheed Martin, Hawaii Chapter
1st Lt Cali Knowlden, USAF, 5th Combat Communications Group, Middle Georgia Chapter
Jason March, Natoma Technologies, Northern Virginia Chapter
Dr. James Pasch, The Joint Staff, Hampton Roads Chapter
Rhonda Richardson, Air Combat Command, Tidewater Chapter
William Robinson, Alamo Chapter
Eric Sloan, 22nd Century Technologies, Montgomery Chapter
Bud Vazquez, Raytheon, Lexington-Concord Chapter
Casey Weinstein, Gartner, Dayton-Wright Chapter
Stephen Windom, CSC, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Wanda Williams, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Joseph Wotton, IBM, Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter
Mary Allison Yourchisin, Intelligent Decisions, Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. For more information, please visit www.afcea.org.
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