AFCEA International Chapter News
ABERDEEN CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 07, 2017

Young AFCEANs Find Mentors at Third Annual Event

The chapter's Young AFCEANs held their third annual Mentor Protege and Networking Night in November at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. With more than 100 people in attendance, this open forum event connected aspiring young professionals with military, civilian and industry senior leaders. The event opened with a panel discussion featuring five distinguished executives who offered personal insights and advice on a range of career progression topics, including higher education and training, the importance of networking and finding a mentor, and ways to stand out as a next-generation leader. Following the panel, attendees engaged with panelists and mentors in an informal networking break over refreshments. The event closed with the much-anticipated "speed mentoring," a breakout session that allowed young professionals the chance to interact with 13 senior executive leaders in a rotating, small-group format. Speed mentoring gave attendees the chance to ask their own individual questions, build one-on-one relationships and hopefully find a mentor within the APG/Aberdeen community.

Event Photographs:

Participating in the senior executive leadership question and answer panel in November are (l-r) Jay Roy, Omni Technologies; Greg Kamigawachi, Phoenix-Ops Group; Jack Gumbert, Leidos; Joe Bucci, deputy program manager, Intelligence Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEWS); and Robert Miele, deputy to the commander, Army Test and Evaluation Command. Not pictured is the chair of the panel Gary Martin, program executive officer for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T).
Participating in the senior executive leadership question and answer panel in November are (l-r) Jay Roy, Omni Technologies; Greg Kamigawachi, Phoenix-Ops Group; Jack Gumbert, Leidos; Joe Bucci, deputy program manager, Intelligence Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEWS); and Robert Miele, deputy to the commander, Army Test and Evaluation Command. Not pictured is the chair of the panel Gary Martin, program executive officer for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T).
Martin (2nd from r) mentors a table of young professionals focusing on work life balance and professional development at the annual mentoring event in November.
Martin (2nd from r) mentors a table of young professionals focusing on work life balance and professional development at the annual mentoring event in November.
A speed-mentoring table led by Colleen Holloway (c), division chief, PLM Division, Logistics and Engineering Operations, Integrated Logistics Support Center, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, offers advice to young professionals on time management and work life balance during the Young AFCEAN event in November.
A speed-mentoring table led by Colleen Holloway (c), division chief, PLM Division, Logistics and Engineering Operations, Integrated Logistics Support Center, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, offers advice to young professionals on time management and work life balance during the Young AFCEAN event in November.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Lauren Beward
703-935-3953

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