What is a Young AFCEAN?
The Young AFCEANs (also fondly known as YACs) are current and potential AFCEA members age 40 or younger. YACs are designated as a distinct unit in the AFCEA organization and are represented at the chapter, regional, and international levels of leadership.
Why become a YAC?
The Young AFCEAN program provides its participants with an unparalleled opportunity to network with other young professionals that are on their way to becoming industry, military, and governmental leaders. In addition, AFCEA chapters worldwide regularly offer Young AFCEAN events that promote professional development, leadership, and mentoring. This allows YACs the opportunity to gain access to senior leaders in industry and in government within the realm of Communications and Electronics.
Benefits of joining AFCEA as a YAC
Though the program is distinct in many ways from its parent organization, Young AFCEANs are first and foremost AFCEANs. This means they have access to all AFCEA International events. These events are attended by leaders in both government and industry and allow networking opportunities with decision makers on both sides of the realm. This exposure allows Young AFCEANs to have a better understanding of the “big picture” in their industry and, by making contact with these leaders, provides them valuable resources. Participation in the Young AFCEAN program, and in AFCEA International events, should be viewed as critical investments in a young professional’s career.
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Young AFCEANs News and Events
Join AFCEA Hawaii YACs on June 22nd at REAL a gastropub for our next installment of Tech on Tap. During this social event we will have lots of great discussions on topics ranging from upcoming cyber threats, and advances in technology.read more
The Young AFCEANs hosted their first Tech on Tap event at Iron’s Table and Tavern on the 24th of February. The event was an opportunity to bring together industry leaders, military members, and students. The attendees had two specific tech articles as discussion topics.read more
The Hawaii Chapter Young AFCEANs hosted a Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive on December 4th at the Amuse Wine Bar in Honolulu. The event was open to all members and prospective members and had a successful turnout. Over ninety toys were collected, which were donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu.read more
AFCEA Hawaii Chapter Membership Vice-President Clifton Jenkins is pleased to announce a chapter milestone with the registration of the Chapter’s 800th member!read more
The 30th Annual TechNet Asia-Pacific (TNAP) Conference and Exposition, the largest of its kind in the region, was held November 17 through 19, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii.read more
The Hawaii Young AFCEANs hosted a leadership panel on Wednesday evening, August 26th at the Mexico Cantina in Honolulu. The well-received Five Question Panel was composed of Mr. Jim Muller, the current AFCEA Hawaii President; CDR James Gateau, USN, the Chief Staff Officer of NCTAMS PAC; and Lt Col Kevin Childs, USAF, the 56 ACOMS Commander at 613 AOC.read more
On May 29, 2015 the Hawaii Chapter Young AFCEAN’s had the opportunity to tour the Defense Information Services Agency Pacific Field Command (DISAPAC) facilities. DISAPAC provides regional management, operational direction, and maintenance of assigned portions of the Global Information Grid (GIG) and Command, Control and Communications (C3) Information Systems operations in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regional areas.read more
Young AFCEA March 2015 Social Mixerread more
On March 18th, a group of Young AFCEANs gathered around a table at Schooners Restaurant on the shores of Rainbow Bay to hear from guest speaker Colonel Sweeney, the soon to be Chief of Staff of MARFORPAC. Colonel Sweeney discussed how his background was a combination...read more
On 07 January 2015, the Young AFCEAN Vice Presidents hosted another Leadership and Mentorship Panel at the 7 Palms Bar & Grille. The panel was led by COL David Snoddy, 67th Cyberspace Operations Wing Commander; LT COL Roy Rockwell, 561st NOS Commander; and LT COL Mark Reith, 690 NSS Commander.read more