FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA International is pleased to announce the 2013 Young AFCEAN of the Year, Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA) and Emerging Leader Award winners.
These awards were presented on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the West 2013 Conference in San Diego, CA. For more information visit www.afcea.org/awards.
The DYA Award recognizes and rewards exceptional performance in two areas – a record of going "above and beyond" at the local AFCEA Chapter level, and superior technical achievement in the professional arena.The AFCEA Regional Vice Presidents have the honor to personally select an individual from their Region to receive the Regional DYA Award. These honorees represent an elite group of individuals that have gone above and beyond for their Chapters. These honorees are also eligible to win the Young AFCEAN of the Year Award. DISTINGUISHED YOUNG AFCEAN OF THE YEAR MSgt Kiyon Buckley, USAFU.S. Air Force Texas Region REGIONAL DISTINGUISHED YOUNG AFCEANS (DYAS) 2Lt Christopher Arnold, USAF85th Engineering Installation SquadronMid-South Region Anne Wilson Celestin Aerotek, Inc. Western Region Corinne CombeauThe Goal Inc. National Capital Region Matthew Deutsch AFLCMC/PZE New England – Upstate New York Region Adrian Felts Battelle Virginia Region SSgt Eric M. Garcia, USAF51st Combat Communications SquadronGeorgia Region Tim Jahnigen SAIC Maryland Region Kashif Janjua 38 th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group Great Plains – Rocky Mountain Region Aaron Jones Lockheed Martin South Florida Region Andrea Julius Honeywell Carolinas Region 1Lt Robert M. Lee, USAF693 rd Intelligence Support Squadron Central Europe Region 1LT James P. Micciche, USA Alpha Company 307 ESB Pacific Region Aaron Miller Wright State Research Institute Mid-West Region DISTINGUISHED YOUNG AFCEANS Nikolas Acheson ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC Central Maryland Chapter Ashley Becker Booz Allen Hamilton Belvoir Chapter Jesse Cosme MISource South Florida Chapter Ryan Fedell Aerotek, Inc. Hampton Roads Chapter Jessica Gressett SAIC Northern Virginia Chapter Capt Thomas C. Hamlyn, USAF2nd Air Postal Squadron Kaiserslautern Chapter Stacy Kauffman Beacon Associates, Inc. Aberdeen Chapter Tamar Mintz MetroStar Systems Bethesda Chapter Sharon Morrisey HQ US Army Forces Command North Carolina Chapter SSgt Andrea M. Murray, USAF55th SCS/STZM Greater Omaha Chapter Stephan Nadeau Wyle Lexington-Concord Chapter LCDR David Pereira, USNNAVYCYBERFOR N43 Hampton Roads Chapter MSgt Neil Stewart, USAFPEO for Business Systems Montgomery Chapter 1Lt Heather Vander Wyst, USAF4 th Communications Squadron Vandenberg-Central Coast Chapter Scott Vines Logic Nation ArkLaTex Chapter Capt Joseph Watson, USAF83 NOS Detachment 4 Kaiserslautern Chapter EMERGING LEADERS The Emerging Leader Award is given for exceptional service to AFCEA at the local and/or international level, and is presented to someone who has demonstrated continuous leadership in Young AFCEAN activities since winning their DYA award.