AFCEA Leadership Forum

The Leadership Forum offers 25 rising leaders from the military services, government agencies and private industry a dynamic learning opportunity. Six keynote speakers, all successful Senior Leaders in business and government, share real-world examples of leadership lessons in action learned in their careers. 100% of Leadership Forum graduates recommend this course to others. Candidates must be nominated by a leader in their company, command or agency. Submit nominations here.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration/Introductions Overview

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Richard Danzig (confirmed)

Vice Chair of the Board of the RAND Corporation

former Secretary of the Navy

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tufts University

former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

12:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Luncheon Keynote:

ADM William E. Gortney, USN (confirmed)


U.S. Fleet Forces Command

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Class Photo
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

VADM Thomas Kilcline, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Senior Vice President

TASC, Inc.

former Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific

Thursday, February 13, 2014


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Mr. Doug Crowder (confirmed)


The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation

former Chief Operating Officer Kestrel

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

“J. T.” O’Sullivan (confirmed)

former NFL Quarterback - holds record for most NFL teams as a player

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Town Hall Address:

Gen James F. Amos, USMC (confirmed)


U.S. Marine Corps

ADM Mark E. Ferguson, III, USN (confirmed)

Vice Chief of Naval Operations

U.S. Navy

ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (confirmed)


U.S. Coast Guard

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

VADM Peter Daly, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Naval Institute

former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff

U.S. Fleet Forces Command

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Graduation and Photos

NominationsSubmit nominations here.

Tuition: $800

Location: 111 West Harbor Drive, Room #16B

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA


Jill Malinchak and Gloria Kirkland, Registrars: Email/Phone: (703) 631-6137

Lisa Barber, Director: Email/Phone: (703) 631-6135

Fred Rainbow, Executive Director:  Email/Phone: (703) 631-6141