chapter’s January luncheon, saying she
“appreciated the resources, volunteers,
food and drink which you so generously
provided, showing ‘Hometown America’s’ support for our troops.” Maj. Gen.
Austin Miller, USA, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, also expressed his
thanks for the benefit received by the
troops as a result of the chapter’s hard
work during Operation Holiday Leave.
Gen. Austin already has asked the chapter if it could execute a double shift next
year—a challenge easily accepted.
The chapter congratulates Dan Shaer,
who was honored with the 2014 Distin-
guished Young AFCEAN Award at the
AFCEA International West conference
in February. The Distinguished Young
AFCEAN Award recognizes and rewards
exceptional performance in four areas:
leadership and guidance for the Young
AFCEAN Program; superior technical
achievement in the professional arena; a
record of going “above and beyond” at the
local AFCEA chapter or regional level;
and mentoring provided for other Young
AFCEANs. The chapter is proud to have
Shaer as a member of its team.
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ATLANTA—David Landry (l),
chapter president, presents a
speaker appreciation coin to
Patton at the January luncheon.
ATLANTA—Grant recipients and AFCEA leaders together in January are (l-r) Dr. Vince Patton, executive
director of the AFCEA Educational Foundation; Michelle Brown, chapter vice president of education;
Maria Brown, Washington Park Elementary; Bobby Burford, Loganville Middle School; Mitch Abel, chapter
assistant vice president of education; Carla Vashaw, North Gwinnett Middle School; Chas Harsh, North
Gwinnett Middle School; Cathrine Nolan, Central Educational Center; and David Landry, chapter president.
ATLANTA—Waiting for Fort Gordon troops
to arrive in December are (l-r) Santa,
Michelle Brown and Kathy Whitlock.
BELVOIR—In February, Dan Shaer (2nd
from r), Distinguished
Young AFCEAN Award
recipient, and Alvie
Johnson (2nd from l),
chapter executive vice
president, accept the
Model Young AFCEAN
Program Award on
behalf of the chapter
from Lt. Gen. Robert
Shea, USMC (Ret.),
president and CEO, and
Linda Gooden, chair of
BELVOIR—Shaer (c) accepts the 2014
Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award from
Gen. Shea and Gooden at West in February.
chapter hands out
goodies to more than
3,100 troops during
Leave in December.