Special Events


As a reminder, local area Department of the Navy attendance at AFCEA/USNI West 2013 has been approved by Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work.


  • Monday, January 28

ACT- IAC Pacific Chapter Roundtable Discussion

  • Wednesday, January 30

U.S. Naval Institute Member Event


Satellite Industry Association Naval & Maritime SATCOM Users' Workshop

Wednesday, January 30

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will hold its Naval & Maritime Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The Workshop brings together leaders from Naval and the Maritime services with satellite industry executives to explore the satellite requirements and challenges unique to the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. Join U.S. Government participants from the DoD Combatant Commands, Services and agencies, as well as commercial satellite operators, service providers, ground equipment suppliers, and manufacturers. Past briefers include: AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, STRATCOM, CENTCOM, TRANSCOM, OSD/NII, DISA, NSSO, Army, Marine Corp, White House Communications Agency, SPAWAR, and many, many more. Topics included in this year’s agenda include: Briefs on the Navy’s SATCOM strategy, field requirements, Airborne SATCOM for maritime services, foreign military perspectives, and terminal technology developments.

U.S. Naval Institute Member Event

Wednesday, January 30

Join us Wednesday, January 30 for an evening of cocktails and networking with U.S. Naval Institute members and friends at an exclusive Member Event.

The U.S. Naval Institute Member Event will be held at the Ultimate Skybox, located in downtown San Diego. The Ultimate Skybox offers breathtaking vies of San Diego, the San Diego Bay, Coronado and looks directly into Petco Park.


Registration is required as space is limited.

Career Seminars

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Open to all West 2013 attendees; no separate registration is necessary.

Tuesday, January 29th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Three Essentials For Career Success

Every successful career transition requires a market-ready resume that showcases your greatest strengths, polished interview skills to connect with the range of potential colleagues you will meet during the interview process and a robust on-line presence to attract the attention of recruiters, employers and industry thought leaders.  Whether you are transitioning from military service, preparing yourself to step-up to the next level of responsibility or re-entering the workforce following an extended absence, this 90 minute seminar will cover the basics of resume development, with an emphasis on showcasing your greatest strengths and proudest boasts as succinctly as possible.  In addition, you will be introduced to the best practices for dealing with phone interviews and group interviews, developing powerful closing statements and some contemporary interview surprises.  Finally, we’ll conclude with recommendations to maximize the ability of your LinkedIn profile to support your self-marketing plan.

About the Presenter – CAPT (USN-Ret) Jim Carman completed a full career as a Navy pilot and later served as a Career and Talent Management Consultant with Right Management, the world’s leading global provider of integrated consulting solutions.  He also led a career management consulting practice based in Washington, D.C. where he mentored hundreds of clients through career transition.  He joined the Military Officers Association of America in 2012 as Director, Career Transition Services.  In addition, he serves as a director and business development advisor with several growing companies and organizations


Wednesday, January 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Evaluating Employee Benefits for Transitioning Service Members and Spouses

Do you know an HMO from a PPO from a POS health plan? What is the difference between a defined contribution plan and a defined benefit plan? What is a FSA (and why should you care)? Do you know what your new tax bracket will be? This seminar covers key financial issues faced by retiring or separating service members and military spouses as they move from the military to the private sector. We will teach you all about private sector employee benefits, how they differ from the military benefits you currently enjoy and how to integrate private sector benefits with military retiree benefits.  Also includes negotiating tips to keep prospective employers “honest”.

About the PresenterLt Col Ostrom retired from the Air Force in 2000. He served in a variety of personnel, education, and legislative assignments. His final assignment was on the Joint Staff writing and championing legislation related to joint personnel issues. After Air Force retirement, he was a practicing investment advisor at a large investment firm and a bank. He specialized in working with clients developing and managing investment portfolios. Shane is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. He joined the Military Officers Association of America staff in 2006. His MOAA responsibilities include writing articles, conducting classes, answering inquiries regarding military benefits and financial concerns, addressing audiences about legislative actions. He travels extensively to discuss these matters with service members, retirees, and their families.



ACT- IAC Pacific Chapter Roundtable Discussion

"Current Procurement and Acquisition Challenges - Tools and Topics"

Monday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.

Join the ACT- IAC Pacific Chapter for a Procurement & Acquisition Roundtable. In a time of fiscal uncertainty, it is more important than ever to foster dialogue between government and industry regarding best practices, roadblocks, and process improvements to Federal acquisition and procurement. This event provides the opportunity to sit down with subject matter experts from all sides of the process for an engaging discussion of the issues that matter most to you.

Registration is required as space is limited.