|Our Chapter is based in Augusta, Georgia and serves several surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina known as the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) that surround Augusta and Fort Gordon. The chapter has three groups of members:
Active duty, guard, and reserve members from all branches of the military; Veterans, military retirees, DoD civilians, and defense industry employees; and students, teachers, and local citizens who embrace our STEM and professional development foundation. The Chapter serves and supports the following organizations:
The Cyber Center of Excellence and the Cyber and Signal Schools (TRADOC); Joint Forces Command-Cyber (USCYBERCOM); 35th Signal Brigade (FORSCOM); 116th Aerial Intelligence Brigade (INSCOM), 513th Military Intelligence Brigade (INSCOM), 706th Military Intelligence Group (INSCOM), and 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion (INSCOM); 359th Signal Brigade (USAR); Navy IO Command (USN); Marine Corps Detachment (USMC); 480TH ISR Group (USAF); and the D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (MEDCOM).
The Chapter hosts several professional development luncheons per year that feature senior level guest speakers; annual breakfast honoring our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Tool grants recipients; annual CSRA STEM Scholarships for college students and high school seniors; annual LTG Douglas Buchholz Memorial Scholarship to an active duty/veteran enlisted member from Fort Gordon; periodic "Lunch and Learn with AFCEA" meetings with industry guest speakers; and semi-annual member appreciation events.
Our Chapter is also heavily involved in the planning and operations of the AFCEA International's TechNet Augusta conference held in August as well as the Annual CERTS Workshop conducted in January each year.
For the future, the Chapter is looking to reestablish regular quarterly membership lunches; increase our efforts to support and serve the intelligence and cyber professionals on Fort Gordon; and support the Augusta Cyber Education initiatives that include the local schools, Augusta Technical College, and Augusta University.