AFCEA Luncheon and Event Calendar

January 19, 2017
Mr. Cordell DeLaPena

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Jan 19, 2017 - Cordell DeLaPena

 January 19, 2017
Cordell DeLaPena

Mr. Cordell DeLaPena is the Director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. He advises the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space on weapon system management, acquisition, integration and analysis.  He develops and deploys policies, strategies, processes, and tools for these functions across the Space and Missile Systems Center.  He is responsible for the training and equipping of over 600 military and civilian program managers, executing $6 billion annually.

Mr. DeLaPena entered the Air Force in 1985 after receiving his commission through Officer Training School. His initial assignments included aircraft modification and test management responsibilities for the 4950th Test Wing, the Aeronautical Equipment Systems Program Office, and Armstrong Laboratories. He then held program manager positions with the Airborne Warning and Control System Program Office and the National Reconnaissance Office. As the transition manager at a space operations site, he was responsible for the integration and readiness of a new imaging capability. He held staff positions with the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Command & Control and Combat Support, and the Under Secretary of the Air Force. He led the development of integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Architectures for the National Security Space Architect’s Office. He then served on the staff for the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence as the director for airborne ISR.  He was the 653d Materiel Group Commander, Senior Materiel Leader for the Airborne Network Division, and the Senior Materiel Leader for the ACAT 1D Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminals Program at Hanscom AFB.  In 2014, he retired from active duty in the rank of Colonel and entered civil service as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

His presentation will focus on "Implementing Better Buying Power at SMC". 

Dress code is Business / Uniform of the Day.

Prior Registration/RSVP is Required.

If you do NOT have access to LAAFB:
Strict registration cutoff on Friday, January 13, 2017.  Please register ASAP. Ensure you register with the exact name on your Driver's License.
Security measures will require additional information upon registration.  (Date of Birth, Driver’s License number, State of driver’s license issue, and citizenship)

Upon entering the gate of LAAFB, you and your vehicle will be subject to search pursuant to the rules and regulations of LAAFB security personnel.  Additional information is located at

If you DO have access to LAAFB:
To secure an available seat, please RSVP by 4PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

Los Angeles AFB, CA
Gordon Conference Center
400 N. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245


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