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 YEARMSgt Kiyon Buckley, USAFU.S. Air Force Texas RegionREGIONAL DISTINGUISHED YOUNG AFCEANS (DYAS)2Lt Christopher Arnold, USAF85th Engineering Installation SquadronMid-South Region Anne Wilson CelestinAerotek, Inc. Western RegionCorinne CombeauThe Goal Inc. National Capital RegionMatthew DeutschAFLCMC/PZE New England – Upstate New York RegionAdrian FeltsBattelle Virginia RegionSSgt Eric M. Garcia, USAF51st Combat Communications SquadronGeorgia Region Tim JahnigenSAIC Maryland RegionKashif Janjua38 th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group Great Plains – Rocky Mountain RegionAaron JonesLockheed Martin South Florida RegionAndrea JuliusHoneywell Carolinas Region1Lt Robert M. Lee, USAF693 rd Intelligence Support Squadron Central Europe Region1LT James P. Micciche, USAAlpha Company 307 ESB Pacific RegionAaron MillerWright State Research Institute Mid-West RegionDISTINGUISHED YOUNG AFCEANSNikolas AchesonClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC Central Maryland ChapterAshley BeckerBooz Allen HamiltonBelvoir ChapterJesse CosmeMISource South Florida Chapter Ryan FedellAerotek, Inc. Hampton Roads ChapterJessica GressettSAIC Northern Virginia ChapterCapt Thomas C. Hamlyn, USAF2nd Air Postal Squadron Kaiserslautern Chapter Stacy KauffmanBeacon Associates, Inc. Aberdeen ChapterTamar MintzMetroStar Systems Bethesda ChapterSharon MorriseyHQ US Army Forces Command North Carolina ChapterSSgt Andrea M. Murray, USAF55th SCS/STZM Greater Omaha ChapterStephan NadeauWyle Lexington-Concord ChapterLCDR David Pereira, USNNAVYCYBERFOR N43 Hampton Roads ChapterMSgt Neil Stewart, USAFPEO for Business Systems Montgomery Chapter1Lt Heather Vander Wyst, USAF4 th Communications Squadron Vandenberg-Central Coast ChapterScott VinesLogic Nation ArkLaTex ChapterCapt Joseph Watson, USAF83 NOS Detachment 4 Kaiserslautern ChapterEMERGING 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.