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LtCol Michael Rich

In October, the Hawaii Chapter welcomed Lt Col Michael Rich, USAF, Commander, 352nd Network Warfare Squadron.  His unit is responsible for monitoring unclassified voice and data communication for PACAF, USAFE, and AFCENT to ensure US forces are not inadvertently disclosing critical, sensitive, or classified information. Lt Col Rich discussed privacy in electronic communications.

This month our chapter recognized Michael Possedi, Sr. Account Manager at EMC Corporation, as our Executive of the Month. Mr. Possedi manages EMC’s Pacific Rim federal business division. Our AFCEAN of the Month was Melvin Ing, Business Development at CACI International. Mr. Ing is responsible for developing business opportunities in the commercial, state/local government, and Department of Defense sectors. Congratulations and thanks to our awardees for inspiring us with their commitment to excellence.

AFCEA Educational Foundation – Hawaii Chapter Scholarship winner, Jason Frifeldt, was recognized. Jason is currently attending the University of Hawaii majoring in Mechanical Engineering; has been President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers UH Student Chapter; is a Resident Assistant in student housing as well as a Chair on the Campus Center Board – Facilities Management Committee.  He is indeed a rising star in the engineering community, and his future goal is to remain in Hawaii, get his Professional Engineer license, and work on innovations in energy that will play a part in Hawaii’s future. Congratulations, Jason!