Homeland Security Committee Application


An AFCEA Homeland Security Committee member: • Desires to serve the homeland security community and help strengthen the profession. • Commits time and energy in support of Committee activities. • Participates in monthly meetings, generally held at AFCEA International headquarters in Fairfax, VA. • Helps develop strategy and implementation plans for AFCEA homeland and global security programs and outreach. • Helps develop and execute AFCEA homeland security events. • Serves for a fixed term three years and may be reelected for a second three-year term. • Serves as a volunteer and is not compensated financially.


The Homeland Security Committee holds membership elections to fill vacancies annually. The nomination period for consideration is 1 May to 15 June. To be considered for membership, a candidate must: a.) Be a nongovernment employee (does not work for any federal, state or local agency). b.) Maintain an active membership (individual or corporate) with AFCEA International. c.) Commit to serve a three year term under the guidelines of the committee charter and participate on selected subcommittees.

Selection Criteria:

Candidates are selected on the basis of personal qualifications that are focused in the area of homeland security, not because of company affiliation.


Contact Information:
Ben Smith
(703) 631-6126
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Application Form

For questions below requiring expanded responses, consider drafting the answer elsewhere and then pasting it into the response box.

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* How did you learn of the Committee?
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* Explain your interest in becoming a member of the Committee:
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* Describe how you are, or have been, involved in Homeland Security activities. Identify the organization(s) for which you work or have worked and the length of time you spent in your position(s). Emphasize those aspects of your work that would enable you to contribute to the Committee's functions:
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* Describe your participation in AFCEA activities at the national and/or chapter level and in other professional and technical associations:
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* Are you under the age of 40? (Some slots may be reserved for Young AFCEA candidates)
If possible, please list a current Committee member who could be used as a reference for your application
* Regular Committee attendance is an important requirement. Are you willing and able to attend monthly meetings and participate in committee efforts?