AFCEA Luncheon and Event Calendar

For Planning Purposes, please schedule these upcoming AFCEA Luncheons and Events:

June 18, 2015 - Mr Thomas Becht

June 18, 2015 - Mr Thomas Becht

June 18, 2015 - Mr. Thomas Becht
BrechtMr. Thomas Becht is the Civilian Deputy and Business Manager of the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, California. He directly advises the Director on activities that crosscut acquisition planning, programming, budgeting and operational support for the $40 billion portfolio for MILSATCOM including the MILSTAR constellation, the Defense Satellite Communications System, the Wideband Global SATCOM Program, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Program, the Advanced Concepts Division, the Advanced Development Division, the Command and Control System-Consolidated Program, and associated Air Force communication terminals and mission control systems. Mr Becht interfaces with executives in OSD, Air Staff, & MAJCOM concerning acquisition policies, budgets, & Congressional reports.
Mr Becht retired from active duty in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and entered civil service in 2008 so has an interesting view of current space communication activities.

Dress code is Business / Uniform of the Day.

Prior Registration/RSVP is Required.
Approximately 25 Government/Military seats are available on a first come/first serve basis.
We may be able to offer a few open seats to walkins at 1200.

Check In and Networking – 11:30AM – 12:00
Sit Down, Announcements, and Lunch – 12:00
Expected End time – Usually 1:45PM

Location and Directions to the Proud Bird Restaurant
GPS: 33.935405, -118.378351
PROUD BIRD Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 670-3093

May 21, 2015 – Col Janet Grondin

May 21, 2015
(Previously scheduled for May 14)


May 21, 2015 - Col Janet Grondin

Colonel Janet W. Grondin is the Chief, Range and Network System Division, assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA. She leads over 250 government and contractor personnel modernizing and sustaining the world-wide Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) as well as the nation's Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) located at Vandenberg AFB, CA and Cape Canaveral AFS, FL. As Chief, she manages execution of the LTRS Integrated Support Contract (LISC), the Satellite Control Network Contract (SCNC) contract, and the LTRS Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) contract. She is responsible for the Consolidated AFSCN Modifications, Maintenance, and Operations (CAMMO) acquisition and the Space Acquisition Training Office that facilitates standardized training systems for the space enterprise.   Colonel Grondin’s previous leadership assignments include Commander of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Advanced Control Squadron and Program Manager for the Operational Control Segment in the GPS Wing at Los Angeles AFB, CA.


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