gave a comprehensive look at the future of
Marine Corps Command and Control and
the challenges the Marine Corps faces.
Returns to Fort Carson
The chapter held its monthly luncheon
in March at the Fort Carson Elkhorn Club.
The luncheon is the first to be held at Fort
Carson in several years and the turnout
was excellent. The chapter plans to continue holding luncheons at various locations throughout the Denver and Colorado
Springs area to maximize participation from
members across the region. Lt. Col. Rob
Castillo, USA, chief of plans,106th Signal
Brigade, provided an excellent briefing on
the brigade’s plans and successes in moving the Army toward the Joint Information
Environment (JIE) with Multi-Protocol
Label Switching (MPLS) and Joint Regional
Security Stack (JRSS) capabilities.
USSOCOM Chief of Staff
Maj. Gen. J. Marcus Hicks, USAF, chief
of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command
(SOCOM), was the guest speaker at the chapter’s February luncheon. He is responsible for
managing the command’s warfighting initiatives and providing guidance to the command’s executive staff on day-to-day matters. He also supervises all matters pertaining to manpower and personnel, financial
management, programming and budgeting,
security, knowledge management, protocol
and administration. He acts as the principal
adviser and assistant to the commander. Gen.
Hicks discussed how SOCOM is managing
the present while preparing for the future.
Director of J- 6 Addresses
Chapter at March Luncheon
Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher, USA,
director, J- 6, U.S. Central Command, was
the guest speaker at the chapter’s March
luncheon. He took the opportunity to discuss the U.S. Central Command’s area of
responsibility, strategic environment and
what it needs from the industry.
China in the Next 30 Years
Topic of Luncheon Discussion
At the March professional development
luncheon, the chapter welcomed the Tucson
ITT Technical Institute Director Dr. Timothy
Dosemagen as the guest speaker. Dosemagen
is an expert in East Asian studies, and has
lived and worked extensively in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. He provided attendees with a cultural and historical
overview of China. Dosemagen also provided insight into China’s military, cultural and
economic changes in the coming years. Larry
Bingaman, AFCEA’s Southwest regional vice
president, also attended the educational and
QUANTICO-POTOMAC—Lt. Col. Curtis
Carlin, USMC, HQMC C4 division chief for
vision and strategy, discusses the Seamless
Marine Corps Enterprise Network at the
chapter luncheon in January.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN—Lt. Col. Rob Castillo
(l), USA, chief of plans,106th Signal Brigade,
accepts the chapter’s gratitude for serving
as the March luncheon speaker from Dave
Geuting, vice president for programs.
President Col. Wade R. Doenges, USA (r),
greets guest speaker Maj. Gen. J. Marcus
Hicks, USAF, chief of staff, U.S. Special
Operations Command, at the chapter’s
luncheon in February.
Regional Vice President Carl Bass (l)
presents the AFCEAN of the Month award
to Phaedra Buddrius, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise, at the March luncheon.
TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG—Chapter First
Vice President Mark Christensen (r) presents
guest speaker Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher,
USA, director, J- 6, U.S. Central Command,
with a gift at the chapter’s luncheon in March.
TUCSON—Maj. Jason Carlson,
USAF (Ret.) (l) presents Dr. Timothy
Dosemagen, director, ITT Technical
Institute, with a certificate of appreciation
at the chapter’s March luncheon.
TUCSON—Dosemagen presents “China, the Next 30 Years” at the chapter’s luncheon in March.