AFCEA International Chapter News
ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 20, 2017

General Emphasizes Network Modernization

At its June luncheon, the chapter welcomed back to San Antonio Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, acting director of Cybersecurity Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6. The general kicked off the event by reviewing the history of the Army and the founding of the Signal Corps, which celebrated its 157th birthday on June 21. The chapter wished the 120-plus attendees a happy 242nd birthday to the U.S. Army with a cake-cutting ceremony that brought the youngest soldier, Spc. Aeryka Jackson, USA, to help Gen. Yee. San Antonio, known as Military City USA, is home to every branch of service and has one of the nation's largest active and retired military populations. "We have tremendous capabilities in San Antonio. Over 20 Army bases have already migrated over to Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), to include Joint Base San Antonio," Gen. Yee said. These types of innovative, consistent improvements will make the network stronger and more effective. "We are continuously working toward modernization," the general explained. The public and private sectors need to work on this together, he added. Gen. Yee also spoke about the importance of cybersecurity awareness and the responsibility everyone has to ensure that networks are protected. The general ended his talk with a video on wounded warriors and their families. "The importance of recognizing them is paramount," he said.

Event Photographs:

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, acting director of Cybersecurity Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 (r, center), cuts the ceremonial cake with Spc. Aery Jackson, USA, 236th Signal company, Texas Army National Guard (l, center), in honor of the Army's 242nd birthday during the chapter's June monthly luncheon.
Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, acting director of Cybersecurity Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 (r, center), cuts the ceremonial cake with Spc. Aery Jackson, USA, 236th Signal company, Texas Army National Guard (l, center), in honor of the Army's 242nd birthday during the chapter's June monthly luncheon.
During the May luncheon, Gen. Yee discusses the history of the Army Signal Corps, which celebrated its 157th birthday on June 21.
During the May luncheon, Gen. Yee discusses the history of the Army Signal Corps, which celebrated its 157th birthday on June 21.
Gen. Yee speaks about network modernization to chapter members at the June luncheon.
Gen. Yee speaks about network modernization to chapter members at the June luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Szu-Moy Toves
866-445-9114

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