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6th Annual Young AFCEA Crab Feast
Young AFCEA Mentor Protégé and Networking Night
5K Run / 1 Mile Walk for STEM

6th Annual Young AFCEA Crab Feast

Location: Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen MD 21001
Date: August 20, 2015

6th Annual Young AFCEA Crab Feast and IronBirds Game

Crab Feast 


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Young AFCEA Mentor Protégé and Networking Night

Location: Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Date: September 23, 2015

First Annual Young AFCEAN Mentor Protege and Networking Night

"Creating YOUR Legacy"

The Aberdeen Young AFCEAN’s First Annual “Young AFCEA Mentor Protégé and Networking Night” provides an open forum of Military, Civilian, and Industry leadership sharing career insights to aspiring young (40 and under) professionals. 

The format is a Senior Executive Leadership Q&A Panel Discussion with six distinguished government, industry, and military senior executives who will provide insights on career progression, importance of networking, roles of mentors in their own development, importance of higher education and training, concluding with lessons learned along the way.  Following the panel, a Speed Mentoring break-out session with 15 other senior executive leaders that gives young professionals an opportunity to ask career questions/advice, connect, and build one-on-one relationships with the local leaders on a more intimate level which will enhance personal engagement, foster future mentoring relationships, and enrich the young professionals network. This unique event provides Young AFCEANs with the opportunity to both network and sit side-by-side with these accomplished leaders.

Location: Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen, MD 21001 

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Program Schedule:

  • Sign-In and Networking:  3:30 pm – 4 pm
  • Open Q&A Panel Discussion: 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Speed Mentoring Session: 5 pm - 6 pm  
  • Social: 6 pm – 7 pm

Cost: $15 (for non-members) $10 (for members)  

*Ticket price includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, 1 alcoholic drink ticket, and the opportunity to network with Government, military and civilian leaders in the local community*

**Government attendees are eligible to receive CLP credits for this event** 

While AFCEANs 40 and under are highly encouraged to attend, this event is open to all AFCEANs. 

Moderator: Mr. Jim Costigan, Senior Representative, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GD-MS)

Confirmed Mentors

  • Ms. Portia Crowe, PhD, Assistant PEO - Cyber Operations and Defense/CIO, U.S. Army PEO C3T
  • COL Robert Collins, PM DCGS-A, U.S. Army PEO IEW&S
  • Ms. Tracy Jones, Division Chief for Cost Analysis, U.S. Army CECOM
  • LTC Laura Poston, PM DCGS-A Product Manager Increment 2, U.S. Army PEO IEW&S
  • Mr. Hector Marin, Director of Army Business and Strategic Initiatives, Mission 1st
  • Mr. Abel Salgado, Chief of the Material Management Division, U.S. Army CECOM LRC
  • Ms. Susan Myers, Vice President, Army Account Executive, ManTech International Corporation 
  • COL Marty Hagenston, PM Electronic Warfare and Cyber, U.S. Army PEO IEW&S

Confirmed Senior Executive Leadership Panel

LTC Robert Feathers, PdM MARSS, PEO IEW&S LTC Feathers is a graduate of the U.S. Command and General Staff College, Intermediate Level Education Program and numerous Defense Acquisition courses in contracting and program management. His awards include the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service medal with three oak leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign medal with two oak clusters, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the NATO Medal(Bosnia).


Mr. David Lockhart, Manager of Marketing and Sales at Boeing Defense Space and Security Mr. Lockhart is the site manager of the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) field office. In this position, he leads Boeing’s local field marketing efforts and provides a Boeing interface for the DoD and U.S. Army customer community at APG. Lockhart served in the U.S. Army for 32 years until he retired in May 2011 at the rank of colonel.


Ms. Nicole Funk, Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Nicole Funk is Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. She is a leader in the firm’s Army business. Ms. Funk leads the Firm’s Army Headquarters / Operations Sub-Account consisting of the HQs, Dept. of the Army (HQDA) and select Army Commands as the Army balances mission demands with its available resources. She also leads the Firm’s chemical, biological and nuclear defense efforts.



Mr. Gary Martin, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) Recently served as the U.S. Army CECOM Deputy to the Commanding General, Mr. Gary P. Martin worked with the commander in the development and execution of organizational goals, objectives, and policies aimed at providing world-class, integrated C4ISR solutions to the Soldier.



Ms. Jill Bruning, Executive Vice President and General Manager at AECOM Under the new AECOM and URS umbrella, Jill Bruning is the Executive Vice President and General Manager responsible for work with the Intelligence Community (IC) portfolio of business. Jill has 30 years of extensive executive experience supporting highly secure, complex IT enterprises for the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.


Ms. Liz Miranda, Deputy Chief of Staff at CECOM G8 Ms. Miranda is the principal staff officer and advisor to the CECOM Commanding General (CG) for integrated planning, programming, budgeting, financial management, managerial accounting, cost analysis, and civilian and military force management requirements.

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5K Run / 1 Mile Walk for STEM

Location: Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, MD
Date: October 24, 2015

We invite you to support the Harford County community through participation and sponsorship of the third annual Young Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association (AFCEA) 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run which will be held at the Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland on October 24th, 2015.

This event, hosted by the Aberdeen Chapter of Young AFCEA, is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives in Harford County. Now more than ever, it is important for students to have access to educational experiences that generate interest and enhance ability in the STEM disciplines.

The Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter has selected to donate proceeds raised from the Young AFCEA 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk to Bel Air Middle School’s Engineering Club. Each year the BAMS engineering club competes in several challenges both locally and nationally. 

The Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter has selected to donate proceeds raised from the Young AFCEA 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk to Bel Air Middle School’s Engineering Club. Each year the BAMS engineering club competes in several challenges both locally and nationally. Students research specific topical issues we face as a growing population and write research papers about the best way to solve problems in urban areas. Proceeds from this event will benefit the BAMS Engineering Club and would help the students obtain new technology, so the research and reports they use are simplified and easier for the students to track.

Strides for STEM

Cost: Pay online at, or at packet pickup on race day. 

5k: $25 until August 15th, $30 after

Members of the United States Military signing up for the 5k can register under the “Military Only” category and save $5 off of registration!

Walk: $15 until August 15, $20 after 

Kid's Run: FREE for children age 5 and under, $10 for children age 6 and up



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