Weingeroff, USAF, of the Kaiserslautern Chapter, exhibitors and visitors had the chance for
an exclusive Young AFCEAN guided tour, the
third Young Leadership Forum and a reception. The meeting in Bonn was part of a series
of joint events of Young AFCEANs from all of
the German chapters.
Young Leadership Event in Bonn
About 30 young professionals and leaders discussed careers in the military, academia and industry at the third Young
Leadership Forum in May. Every other
year, the Young AFCEAN Council of the
Bonn e.V. chapter organizes this forum.
With high-ranking officers and industry
leaders as well as professors, the group had
the chance to get firsthand insights on how
to work on their personal careers.
7th Annual Race for Excellence
The chapter’s 7th Annual Race for Excellence 5K & Fun Run was held in May at
Leidos in Columbia, Maryland. The race
benefited the AFCEA Central Maryland
STEM Scholarship Fund, which provides
merit-based college scholarships to local high
school seniors. Thanks to the support of the
956 participants, 25 race sponsors, volunteers
and many local companies donating their
time and resources, the race raised more than
$55,000 for the scholarship fund. Sixty-two
teams participated this year to compete for
the coveted team awards. Tiber Technologies
won Fastest Team, with its four fastest runners finishing the 5K in a combined 1:34: 45.
Varen Technologies Incorporated won Largest Team for the third year in a row, with 94
participants in the 5K.
WIIG Spring Speaker Event
In April, the chapter’s Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG) held its Spring Speaker
event featuring guest speakers Dr. Deborah Frincke, associate director for education and training, National Security Agency/
Central Security Service; Dawn Meyerriecks,
deputy director for science and technology,
CIA; and Christina Monaco, deputy director, Office of Corporate Communications,
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Nearly 100 industry representatives attended
the event, hosted by Raytheon, with the topic
“The Leadership Toolbox.” The speakers’
candid discussions surrounding the tools
necessary for leadership was compelling to
those in attendance. One attendee stated,
“It is wonderful to attend events with very
powerful, highly respected women and
know that they have faced and continue to
face the challenges each of us do on a daily
basis. Hearing their stories and what they
were able to accomplish … is an inspiration.”
Another attendee expressed, “… As someone
in the beginning of my career, I loved hearing about how they handled struggles and
that they truly did face the same decisions
many of us do.”
The Czech Cyber Security Working
Group, AFCEA and the Police Academy
CENTRAL MARYLAND—In May, Varen Technologies celebrates winning
Largest Team at the 7th Annual Race for Excellence 5K & Fun Run.
CENTRAL MARYLAND—Speakers at the Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG) Spring Speaker
event in April include (l-r): Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director for science and technology,
CIA; Colleen Dilly, vice president, WIIG; Dr. Deborah Frincke, associate director for education
and training, National Security Agency/Central Security Service; Christina Monaco, deputy
director, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; and
Jennifer Havermann, moderator for the event. Photo courtesy of John Garcia.
CZECH—In June, experts listen to a speaker at the 47th Security Seminar,
focused on “Multimedia Communication and Security.”
Runners take off at the starting
line of the 7th Annual Race for
Excellence 5K & Fun Run in May.