AFCEA Hawaii Annual Corporate Meeting

  The AFCEA Hawaii Incorporation annual corporate meeting will be held at the Hale Ikena Officers Club at Fort Shafter Hawaii on Tuesday,13 March 2018.

 Starting at 1100 and ending at approximately 1330H. This meeting will follow lunch and precede the formal speaker presentation.  All members of AFCEA Hawaii are invited to attend as to this formal meeting of The Corporation.

The agenda for the meeting will include:

1. Notification of the names of the 2018 Officers elected by the Board of Directors
2. Board of Directors Nominees and election by the Members
3. Other New Business

Also, we would appreciate if you can take a moment and update your profile at:

Preregistration Closes on the last Friday before the event at 1600

Preregistration Cost: Members $25 | Non-Members $30

Walk-In Cost: Members $30 | Non-Members $35

Time: Check-In 1100am | Buffet 11:30am

Place:  Ft Shafter, Hale Ikena Club

     Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, March 13th, and hear from our guest speaker Brigadier General Lawrence Thoms, Commanding General, 311th Signal Command (Theater), United States Army Pacific G6.

     Brigadier General Lawrence Thoms assumed command of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, in July 2016. He also serves as the G6 for the U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC). The 311th Signal Command (Theater) maintains the Army’s portion of the Theater Information Grid with over 3,400 Soldiers, Civilians, and contractors stationed throughout the PACOM Area of Responsibility.

     Brigadier General Thoms most recently served as Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. He began his career as a Platoon Leader in D Co, 26th Signal Battalion in Crailsheim, Germany and C Co, 34th Signal Battalion in Ansbach, Germany. He then served in Bamberg, Germany as a Battalion Signal Officer for the 3-1st Field Artillery (Direct Support) and Brigade Signal Officer for the 3rd “Bulldog” Brigade, 1st Armored Division, including deployments to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Brigadier General Thoms commanded the 58th Signal Company (TACSAT), 72nd Signal Battalion, 7th Signal Brigade in Karlsruhe, Germany before transferring to the Army Reserve.

     Brigadier General Thoms commanded the 3-80th Signal Battalion in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and the 1st Brigade, Great Lakes Division of the 75th Training Command (Mission Command). Other key positions include service as the Deputy Commanding General of the 311th Signal Command (Theater); Chief of Staff of the 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional) in Kuwait; Chief of Staff of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) at East Point, Georgia; and Deputy Chief of Staff, G-7 for the 311th Signal Command (Theater). He also served as Chief, Plans Branch at the U.S. Army Command and Control Support Agency, HQDA G-3; Chief, Enterprise Systems Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, The Joint Staff; and Battalion Executive Officer, 3-334 Basic Training Battalion.

     Brigadier General Thoms’ military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. His civilian education includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Trident University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

     His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters) and Army Achievement Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters). His qualification badges include the Airborne Badge, the Army Staff Badge, and the Joint Staff Badge.

     Brigadier General Thoms is married and has one child.

Please be mindful that AFCEA Hawaii is under contract with the Club and will have to pay for no-shows



Phone: 808-386-7424

Willivaris "Dee" Smith


Phone: 703-929-6660

How to get onto Fort Shafter

AFCEA Hawaii luncheons are accessible to the public.  You do not need a vehicle sticker or badge to get onto Fort Shafter. To get on base simply provide your drivers license, current vehicle registration and insurance card at the main gate to be issued a day pass.

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Directions to Hale Ikena Officers Club, Ft Shafter (Bldg 711)

Hale Ikena Officers Club, Ft Shafter (Bldg 711)

Please be mindful that AFCEA Hawaii  is under contract with the Club and will have to pay for no-shows.

When you register, please give your name, the names of any guests (as separate RSVPs on the web site) and your contact email or phone number. Please RSVP no later than the Friday before the event at 1600.

1. Seating for late registered and/or walk-in persons is not assured but we will do our best to assist.
2. RSVPs for this event as for all others must be considered as your commitment to pay unless the reservation is cancelled prior to 1600 hours on the Friday immediately preceding the event
3. We have initiated actions to recover luncheon costs from those who have reserved/registered for an event but then do not appear and pay at the luncheon, i.e. a “No Show”. We regret that we take such measures but whether you show or not, we must pay the club based on the head count we provide the club on the reservation deadline. That count is based entirely on the RSVP which each of you give us and which is your commitment to pay. We know you understand our position.
4. Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the AFCEA Hawai`i Luncheon Presentation. Failure to comply with this policy shall result in confiscation of devices or material, removal of the individual(s) and administrative action under government guidelines. Attendees understand that AFCEA Hawai`i and authorized Speaker representatives may conduct interviews and take photographs and/or audio/video tape any portion of the Luncheon. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by AFCEA Hawai`i and the Speaker only.