|AFCEA is an international organization that serves its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information (see www.afcea.org). AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology and communications networks for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities, and other government entities with components supporting these missions. AFCEA also incorporates related disciplines such as Cyber Operations and Defense; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Alamo Chapter of AFCEA (www.alamoafcea.org) supports this mission by fostering strong, trusted relationships with government organizations and industry partners who are both local and global in their support of US national defense, and in collaboration with Allies/Coalition Partners, academia, and civic organizations.
Headquartered in South Texas, Alamo AFCEA¿s membership includes professionals across the state of Texas, and also collaborates with AFCEA chapters in other regions to mutually support our global missions. The chapter plans/executes monthly and annual events that promote professional development for those serving in the Cyber Operations/Defense, Communications, Computer, Command, Control, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare disciplines. To this end, the chapter provides financial (scholarships and grants), advisory and professional mentorship support for STEM Education at all levels, K-through collegiate graduate-level studies, as well as military veteran support in our Wounded Warrior & Military Families Endowment Fund (WWMFEF) and other civic support activities. In providing this broad support, Alamo AFCEA serves as the ¿parent¿ c(6) non-profit sponsor organization for two affiliated c(3) organizations ¿ the Alamo AFCEA Education Foundation and WWMFEF. The presidents of these c(3) non-profit organizations also serve on the Alamo AFCEA c(6) Board of Directors.
The Alamo Chapter and Board are led by four elected Core Officers (IAW Chapter Bylaws ¿ President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) who serve two-year terms, generally beginning new terms during the summer months. The core officers coordinate the efforts several chapter vice president/directors ¿ the Board of Directors is supported by oversight committees such as the Financial Steering Committee, as well as a variety of director-led sub-committees that assist in planning and executing activities such as Membership, Corporate Affairs, Programs, Administration, Finance/Treasurer, Publicity, Education/Training, Military Affairs, Young AFCEAns, Events, and Special Projects.