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 and Buffet 11:00am | Speaker 11:45am

PlaceFt Shafter, Hale Ikena

Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 and hear from Special Guest Speaker Mr. Robert Stephenson, US Pacific Fleet N6.

Mr. Robert A. Stephenson serves as the director for communications and information systems & chief information officer for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) located in Pearl Harbor. As the fleet N6, Stephenson is responsible for ensuring operational command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) capability for all afloat and ashore commands in the U.S. Pacific Fleet. As the chief information officer, he is actively engaged in strategic C4I and information technology (IT) initiatives within the Department of the Navy, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet. Stephenson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in April 2018. His career experience includes significant roles in all aspects of engineering and acquisition.

He previously served as the technical director for fleet readiness, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). In this capacity, he was the lead fleet systems engineer and the U.S. Navy technical warrant holder for C4I and coalition interoperability. Stephenson also served as special assistant to COMPACFLT for cyber defense and resilient command and control. He was promoted to senior leader in July 2005.

Stephenson is a 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Following completion of naval nuclear power school and submarine school, he was assigned to USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609) (Blue). Stephenson completed the ship’s refueling overhaul, post overhaul shakedown operations, and four deterrent patrols in the western Pacific. He was qualified in submarines and as a chief engineer of a naval nuclear propulsion plant. Stephenson then served at Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) as command center watch officer, local operations officer, and as the first shore targeting terminal officer.

Stephenson was detailed to COMPACFLT in 1998 to assist in the development of the IT-21 program. In 1999, he was the lead engineer for the SPAWAR Fleet Systems Engineering Team. Stephenson deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001–02 and in support of Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He worked Navy efforts to improve coalition interoperability which led to the development and deployment of the CENTRIXS maritime system.

Stephenson served as the science advisor and deputy J6 for the Operation Tomodachi Joint Support Force. He served as the J6 technical director for Joint Task Force (JTF) 519 from 2000 until the JTF was stood down in 2013. Stephenson deployed in 2013 to Commander, Fleet Cyber Command as technical co-lead for Operation Rolling Tide. From May 2015 to October 2015, he served as the acting deputy chief of staff for communications and information systems, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Stephenson left active duty in 1980 and was commissioned in the Navy Reserve. Following department head and executive officer tours in the submarine reserve program, he commanded the reserve detachments of Commander, Submarine Squadron 7; COMPACFLT and U.S. Pacific Command. After 30 years of active and reserve service, Stephenson retired from the Navy Reserve in 2003.

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



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.

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.