Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA)

The Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award recognizes and rewards exceptional performance in four areas: leadership and guidance for the Young AFCEAN program; superior technical achievement in the professional arena; a record of going "above and beyond" at the local AFCEA chapter or region level; and mentoring provided for other Young AFCEANs.
The AFCEA Regional Vice Presidents have the honor to personally select an individual from their Region to receive the Regional Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award. These honorees represent an elite group of individuals, and one of them is voted Distinguished Young AFCEAN of the Year.
The Distinguished Young AFCEAN nomination will be graded on the following:
  • Specific ways the nominee provided leadership and guidance for the Young AFCEAN program at the chapter or regional level
  • Superior technical achievement in the professional arena
  • The impact the nominee's other contributions have had on their chapter and the AFCEA community
  • Mentoring that the nominee provided for others during the award year

  • Criteria:
  • Must be a current AFCEA member
  • Must be forty (40) years of age or under as of December 31 of the current year
  • Must have been an active Young AFCEAN at the chapter and/or HQ International level for at least two years
  • Cannot have previously won a Distinguished Young AFCEAN award
  • Individual cannot nominate themselves
  • Nomination must be endorsed by the nominee's AFCEA Regional Vice President (RVP)


    Contact Information:
    Susan Emert
    (703) 631-6191

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    Click here for a complete list of past award winners.

    We are not currently accepting award nominations.