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AFCEA Hawaii is made up of nearly 800 members representing the military, federal government, and industry. Though we may have diverse backgrounds, our unified goal is to support the mission of AFCEA and ultimately, the security of our great nation.
Through the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation,we are committed to give over $100,000 a year in scholarships, grants and awards. AFCEA Hawaii has given nearly $300,000 in the last three years and over $500,000 in its history to enhance learning and education initiatives.
Senior Government Leader of the Month
Executive of the Month
Young AFCEAN of the Month
AFCEAN of the Month
Student of the Month (Award is not presented during months when schools are not in session).
$14.00 for all Members who Register by 1600 on the last Friday before the event $17.00 for all Non Members who Register by 1600 on the last Friday before the event Walk-in’s are welcome on a space available basis at $20.00 per person
AFCEA Hawaii recognizes five individuals each month and present their awards January through October during our Monthly Luncheon Events.
During the first two weeks of every month, the AFCEA Hawaii Vice President for Awards (VP Awards) will solicit nominations from the membership for the above awards. The VP Awards will forward the list of nominees to the Chapter Officers and Board of Directors to complete the selection process, voting to be completed prior to the end of the month.
The AFCEA Hawaii membership will be able to nominate candidates for the selected awards, except for Student of the Month. Nominations are entered via the AFCEA Hawaii website with: (1) the nominator’s contact information; and (2) the nominee’s contact information, to include title and company/division name. (3) a short statement supporting the nomination; Current members of the AFCEA Hawaii Executive Committee (Board of Directors and Officers) are not eligible for nomination. Although individuals may be nominated as often as warranted by as many members as possible, no one candidate will be selected for a specific award more than once in a calendar year. The VP Awards will announce the winners at the Monthly Officers’ Meeting prior to the Monthly Luncheon. The winners will be contacted and asked for a short bio and the names of their guests who will also be invited to the luncheon where the awards will be presented. Should any of the winners not be able to attend the luncheon, the awards will be announced and presented at a later luncheon.
**Nomination Winner’s one guest attends luncheon at no charge**
The AFCEA Value Proposition AFCEA connects innovative people, great ideas and vital solutions to advance the global security mission. We provide an ethical forum for military, government, academic and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve. Our Core We are a member-based, non-profit association for professionals, providing thought leadership, engagement and networking opportunities. Through our corporate and individual member structure, we focus on cyber, command, control, communications, computers and intelligence to address national and international security challenges. AFCEA offers a variety of networking activities, conferences, symposia, expositions, the award-winning SIGNAL Magazine, mentoring and scholarships. Educational opportunities include professional development courses, approved continuing education sessions at events and documentation for continuing education certifications. Educational opportunities are also available through AFCEA’s Preferred Providers. We Are Unique AFCEA is unique among other defense, intelligence and service associations. In addition to our U.S. headquarters, we have a dedicated office in Europe to support our international partnerships and chapters, and our large and dynamic global chapter network, with more than 120 chapters, fortifies our continued growth. Our membership includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. In addition, our ethical forum is mandated within our bylaws, which prohibit lobbying. Our educational component, supported by our own Educational Foundation, offers more than $2 million in scholarships annually. Our focus is on STEM education, but we also support a variety of other initiatives that help those who serve. The association is also distinctive in its innovative approach to supporting early career individuals. The Young AFCEAN Advisory Council helps younger members gain leadership experience and make connections in our chapters, on our committees and on our board. Within the Intelligence arena, the Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee provides a foundation for younger individuals to learn, serve and make a difference in that community. Our Heritage Through our established worldwide network of individuals, chapters and member organizations, AFCEA has led the ethical exchange of information for nearly 70 years, with roots that trace back to the U.S. Civil War. In the 1850s, Lt. Albert J. Meyers, an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Calvary, devised the Wig Wag systems using a signal flag to send messages. In 1946, the organization he formed for signal flag communicators was absorbed into what became AFCEA through the efforts of Maj. Gen. Harold C. Ingles, Brig. Gen. David Sarnoff and a number of industry leaders. AFCEA became International in 1979 with the establishment of chapters in Europe, Asia and Canada. Our members continue to be the thought leaders behind the new and creative solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing global security. The association was formed as the backbone in support of its members, and it has never strayed from this purpose. Our Promise AFCEA will deliver unique opportunities, an inspired global community and an exceptional experience, whether you are deployed, serving at home or serving those who serve. Why AFCEA? Engage—As a member of AFCEA, you will regularly interact with professionals who come from military services, government agencies, academia and our more than 1,600 corporate members, all serving the national and international security industry. You will be part of a broad-based and highly respected global organization that is unique in its reach and effectiveness, and you will have a voice in the robust exchange of ideas and continuing advancement of thought leadership that is AFCEA. Serve—Through AFCEA International and its more than 120 chapters, you will find gratifying ways to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally and to advance your profession, your network and your career. AFCEA also offers an opportunity for members to help and serve others through outreach and participation in programs such as the Wounded Warrior Project and various community outreach programs. We provide an opportunity for members to serve something bigger than oneself. Associate—AFCEA’s chapter-based structure means that you always have an established professional network, wherever your business or service takes you, worldwide. Our membership includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Influence—Including your AFCEA affiliation on your résumé or biography makes a strong professional statement and frequently leads to opportunities within your own organization as well as throughout the AFCEA community. Both individuals and corporations benefit from the association’s unparalleled reputation as a long-standing and valuable professional organization. Transform—AFCEA’s scholarship programs enable you to be involved with the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives and could help you continue your own education. The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers a broad range of scholarship opportunities to its members and dependents of members. Learn—Join AFCEA in exploring relevant issues and advancing and sharing your knowledge through targeted content, focused events, continuing education opportunities, AFCEA Preferred Providers and the connections you will make as a member of the prestigious and internationally recognized AFCEA network. Collaborate—Expand your network and grow your career by serving on committees, holding leadership roles, participating in events or organizing fundraising activities. Save—Earning free continuing education credits; receiving discounts on computers, courses and conference registration; and receiving a subscription to SIGNAL Magazine are some of the ways your AFCEA membership pays you back. Create Your AFCEA—Your AFCEA experience is tailored to your interests and your time. We have an AFCEA experience available specifically for you and your organization.