Colorado Springs, CO – The AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter received the 2015 Model Young AFCEAN Program Award on December 22, 2015. The Model Young AFCEAN Program Awards are presented by AFCEA International to showcase AFCEA chapters that have developed and maintained strong Young AFCEAN programs. The Rocky Mountain Chapter was recognized for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through support and participation of school aged science fairs and projects. Robert Wright Jr., President of the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter said, “…the future success of all AFCEA chapter programs depends on the continued engagement of our Young AFCEAN volunteers.  I applaud their drive and initiatives to keep our chapters relevant to today’s issues.  Our designation as a 2015 Model Young AFCEAN Program is well-earned, and is testament to their strong leadership.” AFCEA International will recognize the 2015 Model Young AFCEAN Program Award Winners at WEST 2016 Conference in San Diego, California on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Young AFCEAN Awards Reception. Other AFCEA Chapter recipients include Aberdeen, Alamo, Belvoir, Bonn E.V., Central Maryland, Dayton-Wright, Fort Knox Gold Vault, Hawaii, Kaiserslautern, Lexington-Concord, Montgomery, Northern Virginia, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington D.C.

About the Model Young AFCEAN Program Award
The purpose of the Model Young AFCEAN Program Award is to strengthen the program of activities for Young AFCEANs at the chapter level, and to encourage chapters to create Young AFCEAN programs if they do not already have one. The program measures the strength, growth and activities of a chapter’s Young AFCEAN program over the period of a full fiscal year. The Young AFCEAN program offers professionals 40 years old and under unparalleled networking opportunities with senior leaders. It also includes the opportunity to work with others who will become future leaders in industry, military, government and academia.

About The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
AFCEA provides a forum for military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve. We are a member-based, non-profit international organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities since 1946. The association has 32,842 individual members, 149 chapters and 1,628 corporate members.

About Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Rocky Mountain Chapter
Chartered in 1955, the Rocky Mountain Chapter is the 6th largest AFCEA Chapter in the country. We serve approximately 700 members within the NORAD, USNORTHCOM, AFSPC, USAFA, Cheyenne Mountain AFS and Buckley AFB communities. Our organization provides the Front Range community with over $100,000 in scholarships and grants to high school, college and graduate students, enlisted military, and other community partners who support STEM education.