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HAWAII CHAPTER CHAPTER - Aug 12, 2014
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Admiral Discusses Maritime Security

In August, the chapter welcomed Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas, USCG, commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District. Adm. Thomas spoke on maritime security strategy/operations and mitigating security risks. Jane Ferreira, executive director for education initiatives with the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF), highlighted the chapterís scholarship program and education as an AFCEA core value. Out of the 60 scholarship applications this year, the AHEF awarded 32 scholarships to students, many of whom were in attendance, and two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher scholarships. Awards ranged from $2,000 to $5,000 and totaled $71,000. Young AFCEAN of the Month was Michelle Sagan, senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Information Assurance. AFCEAN of the Month was Lt. Cmdr. Alan Dunston, USN (Ret.), chief, Joint Operations Center (JOC) C2 Systems at U.S. Pacific Command. Executive of the Month was Shelley Rowley, program manager at the Hawaii Medical Services Association. Senior Government Leader of the Month was Lt. Col. Gina Thomas, USA, deputy G-6, 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command. The chapter congratulates all its award recipients!

Event Photographs:

Cory Lindo, chapter president, thanks speaker Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas, USCG, commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, following her presentation at the August meeting.
Cory Lindo, chapter president, thanks speaker Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas, USCG, commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, following her presentation at the August meeting.
Chapter Educational Foundation executives and scholarship awardees together in August are (back row, l-r) Jane Ferriera, Andy Truong, Drew Ollice, William Blaser III, Herman Li and Keane Hamamura; (front row, l-r) Cathy Burtless, Kira Fox, Precious Binas, Christianne Izumigawa, Monica Ho, Sierra Jackson and Farrah Burke.
Chapter Educational Foundation executives and scholarship awardees together in August are (back row, l-r) Jane Ferriera, Andy Truong, Drew Ollice, William Blaser III, Herman Li and Keane Hamamura; (front row, l-r) Cathy Burtless, Kira Fox, Precious Binas, Christianne Izumigawa, Monica Ho, Sierra Jackson and Farrah Burke.
August award winners are (l-r) Lt. Col. Gina Thomas, USA, deputy G-6, 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, Senior Government Leader of the Month; Shelley Rowley, program manager, Hawaii Medical Services Association, Executive of the Month; Lt. Cmdr. Alan Dunston, USN (Ret.), AFCEAN of the Month; and Michelle Sagan, senior consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, Young AFCEAN of the Month.
August award winners are (l-r) Lt. Col. Gina Thomas, USA, deputy G-6, 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, Senior Government Leader of the Month; Shelley Rowley, program manager, Hawaii Medical Services Association, Executive of the Month; Lt. Cmdr. Alan Dunston, USN (Ret.), AFCEAN of the Month; and Michelle Sagan, senior consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, Young AFCEAN of the Month.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Daena Lee
(808) 695-2114

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