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Leaders in Industry and Government Receive Honors

AFCEA International recognizes members for their exceptional involvement in technical and intelligence fields.

May 28, 2014 --

FAIRFAX, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through its annual awards program, AFCEA International recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information technology disciplines. The awards will be presented on June 23, 2014, before the AFCEA International Cyber Symposium ( June 24-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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CHAIRMAN'S SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD: Members who set the example for others as dedicated volunteers at all levels of the association.
Kelley Crooks
Bob Fortna, Juniper Networks
Sue Hoffman, Booz Allen Hamilton
Al Mink
Dennis Moran, Harris Corporation
Marie Russell, Juniper Networks

LEADERSHIP AWARD: Long-standing AFCEA members with a record of sustained contributions to the association and exceptional leadership skills.
Dr. Joe Besselman, Disruptive Technologies
Robert Damen, Raytheon
Colleen Dilly
Teresa Duvall, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, 10th Fleet
Scott Hardiman, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HNA
Kenneth R. Hirlinger, General Dynamics Information Technology
Cory Lindo, PCPC Direct Ltd.
Dan Matthews, Information Innovators Inc.
William Morrow, Smartronix Inc.
Michael J. Stinson
Master Sgt. Todd Weingeroff, USAF, U.S. Air Forces in Europe A6/A6OM
Ron Zich

MEDAL OF MERIT: Dedicated service to the association and a sustained level of professional excellence in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems fields.
Robert Wes Bond, U.S. Air Forces in Europe A6
Jane Ferreira, Hawaii CTS
Dr. Ing. Marcel Harakal, Slovak Armed Forces Academy
Senior Master Sgt. Keith R. Jordan, USAF
Capt. Mrio Simes Marques, PRT (N), Portuguese Navy
Paul Patton, CACI
Joyce Sidopoulos, JFS Solutions LLC
Prof. Paul Svasta, University Politehnica, Bucharest
Thomas Wells, Dayton Aerospace Inc.
Robert White
Bill Wright, Marine Corps University
Michelle Youngers, Raytheon Cyber Products Company
Harold Youra, Alliance Solutions

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD: Midcareer award for meritorious contributions to AFCEA and to the community.
Master Sgt. Nicole Alley, USAF, U.S. Air Force, 10th Intelligence Squadron
Cathy Burtless, Interior Showplace Ltd.
Mark Christensen, Crystal Clear Technologies
Col. Eng. Mihail-Liviu Cosereanu, RMLF, Military Equipment and Technology Research Agency
B. Gen. Aldo Giannatiempo, ItAF (Ret.)
Diane James-Poole, Engility
Jay Kanavos, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Ing. Milan Kny, Police Academy of Prague
Ladislav Kollarik, Corinex Group
Ares Koumis
Frederick W. Mooney, Verizon
Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest
Erdinc Oguz, ASELSAN A.S.
Rod Pohlmann
ChiLai Poon, Array Information Technology
Palmer Sims, Teradata
John Skudlarek, NTIA
Jay Storms, Smartronix Inc.
Reginald Vaughn, TTI Inc.
Sharon White, The Home Front Cares

DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING: Sustained career excellence in engineering.
Dr. Eric Evans, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Sustained career excellence in information technology.
Col. Patrick W. Burden, USA, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS)

MERITORIOUS RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Significant accomplishments in information technology through innovation or applications.
Lt. Travis Howard, USN, Navy Cyber Forces

EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO STEM EDUCATION AWARD: Significant contributions to furthering science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12 or colleges and universities.
Martha Soles, U.S. Cyber Command

SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR: Exemplifies a solid professional, governmental, industry and/or community leadership role.
Patti Hamilton, Hamilton Consulting Solutions Corporation

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD: Excellence in client service, business practices, staff training and motivation, and community/professional outreach.
NT Concepts

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO EDUCATION AWARD: Sustained exceptional service over a period of several years that demonstrates a unique dedication to the educational mission of the AFCEA Educational Foundation and/or the educational programs of AFCEA Chapter organizations.
Jeffrey S. Murter

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION AWARD: Exceptional service that demonstrates a unique dedication to the educational mission of the AFCEA Educational Foundation and/or the educational programs of AFCEA Chapter organizations.
Mary L. Smith, Ed.D.

SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT: Exceptional commitment on the part of individuals who are dedicated to the mission of AFCEA education.
Charles Giasson
Michael Priddy

SPARKY BAIRD AWARD: Non-staff author of an outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year.
1st Lt. Robert Lee, USAF

In addition to awards to individuals, AFCEA chapters are recognized for outstanding support to the association.

HARRY C. INGLES AWARD: Chapters that have significantly contributed to AFCEA's goals.
Bethesda Chapter
Montgomery Chapter
Northern Virginia Chapter
Stuttgart Chapter

BRENDA M. DOUGHERTY DIVERSITY PROGRAM AWARD: Chapter that has most significantly contributed to the inclusion, contribution, leadership and professional development of under-represented AFCEANs, including women, enlisted personnel and young people.
Greater Omaha Chapter
Lexington-Concord Chapter
Northern Virginia Chapter

AWARD FOR USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION: Chapter with the top educational project that includes the use of information technology.
Hampton Roads Chapter

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia. The association provides an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. For more information and to join, visit

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