Small Business Advocate

AFCEA International honors a small business advocate. This award recognizes excellence in a large or midsize business that meets the following criteria:

Company Overview

  • 250 or more employees
  • In business for more than three years
  • Annual revenues of at least $125 million
  • AFCEA corporate member
  • Demonstrated commitment to AFCEA's mission, values and activities

Demonstrated excellence in following areas:

  • Mentor-protégé program  
  • Demonstrable contract/subcontract performance
  • Participation and advocacy in the AFCEA and other small business forums
  • Ethics
  • Diversity in leadership and staff

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2021 Small Business Advocate Award

Peraton Corporation


2020 Small Business Advocate Award

Thomas Portlock

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd

2019 Small Business Advocate Award

Ludmilla Parnell

General Dynamics Information Technology


2018 Small Business Advocate Award

Clairesse Jackson

Alion Science and Technology


2016 Small Business Advocate Award

Nancy D. Peters

CACI International, Inc.

Nancy Peters (second from right) receives her award from Shannon Sullivan, Vice Chair of the Board (far left), Joe Sifer, Chair of the Board (second from left) and LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of AFCEA International


2015 Small Business Advocate Award

Robert Wilson
Lockheed Martin

2015 Small Business Advocate Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson accepts his award on behalf of Lockheed Martin from John Meincke, Vice Chair of the Board, and LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO


If you have award questions, contact the manager, small business programs.