The San Diego Council participated in the three day Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Convention at the downtown convention center. AFCEA is a professional association that connects people, ideas and solutions globally by networking and educational opportunities. Special thank you to Board Member and Former San Diego Council President; Dave Grundies, CAPT, USN(Ret). Dave is the Business Owner of Due Regard Consulting, Inc., that sponsored the Counci’s booth during this special event. This opportunity allowed members from the council to provide awareness on how The Navy League supports its sea services in the San Diego metro area. Including, building relationships with local Businesses and Government Agencies. Dave was instrumental in having the Commendant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz to visit the booth and spend time with our volunteers.
Our council members who volunteered in operating the booth met with many Defense Agencies, Contractors and Vendors from across the country. Including, Distinguished Vistors; Dean of the Center for Maritime Strategy Navy League of the United States; James Foggo, ADM, USN(Ret), Commander Third Fleet, VADM Stephen Koehler, Commander Navy Region Southwest, RDML Stephen Barnett, Coast Guard San Diego Sector Commanding Officer & Command Master Chief; CAPT Timothy Barelli and CMC Greg Via, Afloat Training Group San Diego Command Master Chief Alex Ortiz and his Chiefs, Miramar and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Master Sergeant Brad Faulkener and Sergeant Major Jeremy, CEO/President of Support The Enlisted Project Tony Teravainen and NJROTC.
A special thank you to our volunteers; Jay Rindler, Bob Berman, Marty Magana, Nil Ng, and Tracy Owens.