AFCEA Educational Foundation Honors Service Members
The AFCEA Educational Foundation recently presented a number of awards to deserving service members.
Each year, the AFCEA Educational Foundation recognizes hard work and dedication in both individuals and chapters.
Midshipman Matthew Thomas Metzdorf, U.S. Naval Academy, (c) receives the AFCEA
Captain Boyd R. Alexander Prize In Electrical Engineering from Dr. Andrew T. Phillips,
academic dean and provost, U.S. naval Academy (l) and Vice Adm. Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.),
AFCEA Executive Committee and executive vice president, CACI. This U.S. Naval Academy
Award was first presented in 1949 and was named after Capt. Alexander in 1980.
Maj. Craig Schnappinger, USM (c) receives the Marine Corps Expeditionary
Warfare School’s Colonel Donald G. Cook Award from Jay Storms, president,
AFCEA Quantico-Potomac Chapter, and Col. Jason Bohm, USMC, director of
the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School. The award was named after
Donald Gilbert Cook, the first marine officer captured in Vietnam and the only
marine in history to earn the Medal of Honor while a prisoner of war.
Tom Gwaltney, AFCEA regional vice president,
Mid South Region, presents the Air Command
and Staff College AFCEA Clock Award for
Research to Maj. Lawrence Jones, USMC.
Lt. Col. Bethany C. Aragon, USA, receives the
Army War College’s Research Paper Award.