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PORTUGAL CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 23, 2014
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Chapter Celebrates Anniversary

In June, the Portugal chapter concluded the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a ceremony at the Portuguese Joint War College (IESM) to thank current and former AFCEA members, partners and supporters. About 200 guests, from military and civilian institutions, including armed forces, security forces and services, and universities and research centers, as well as companies and associates, attended the event. The following distinguished guests were present: Gen. Pina Monteiro, PRT AR, chief of the Joint General Staff; Dr. Antero Luis, secretary-general of the Internal Security System; Dr. Julio Pereira, secretary-general of the Intelligence System of the Portuguese Republic; Gen. Jose Pinheiro, chief of the Air Force Staff; Adm. Macieira Fragoso, chief of Navy Staff; Gen. Carlos Geronimo, chief of Army Staff; Lt. Gen. Manuel Couto, general commander of the Republican Guard; Vice Adm. Torres Sobral, National Security Authority; Maj. Gen. Manuel Chambel, National Armaments director; Figueiredo Lopes, president of EuroDefense Portugal; and Adriano Moreira, eminent professor and politician. After the welcome address from the Lt. Gen. Xavier Matias, director of IESM, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, opened the event with a speech, followed by Jorge Rocha de Matos, president of the Portuguese Industrial Association Foundation, and Gen. Monteiro. During the event, the evocative book of 25 years of the chapter activity was presented and the AFCEA Medal for outstanding service was given to the distinguished personalities that contributed to the mission and goals of the association. Chapter founders and previous board members also received chapter awards.

Event Photographs:

In June, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, addresses the audience at the anniversary ceremony presenting the evocative book of 25 years of chapter activity.
In June, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, addresses the audience at the anniversary ceremony presenting the evocative book of 25 years of chapter activity.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the chapter in June are (l-r) Lt. Gen. Xavier Matias, director of the Portuguese Joint War College; Rocha de Matos, president of the Portuguese Industrial Association Foundation; Dr. Antero Luis, secretary-general of the Internal Security System; Gen. Pina Monteiro, PRT AR, chief of the Joint General Staff; and Rear Adm. Rodolfo.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the chapter in June are (l-r) Lt. Gen. Xavier Matias, director of the Portuguese Joint War College; Rocha de Matos, president of the Portuguese Industrial Association Foundation; Dr. Antero Luis, secretary-general of the Internal Security System; Gen. Pina Monteiro, PRT AR, chief of the Joint General Staff; and Rear Adm. Rodolfo.
The audience at the chapterís celebration of its 25th anniversary in June includes (1st row l-r): Dr. Julio Pereira, secretary-general of the Intelligence System of the Portuguese Republic; Gen. Jose Pinheiro, chief of the Air Force Staff; Adm. Macieira Fragoso, chief of Navy Staff; and Gen. Carlos Geronimo, chief of Army Staff.
The audience at the chapterís celebration of its 25th anniversary in June includes (1st row l-r): Dr. Julio Pereira, secretary-general of the Intelligence System of the Portuguese Republic; Gen. Jose Pinheiro, chief of the Air Force Staff; Adm. Macieira Fragoso, chief of Navy Staff; and Gen. Carlos Geronimo, chief of Army Staff.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Carlos Rodolfo
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