AFCEA Luncheon and Event Calendar

Nov 17, 2016 - Col Mike Rokaw, GPS

Or Register at https://afcea-la.org/content/nov-17-2016-colonel-michael-k-rokaw

(Revising Dates)  TBD - MILSATCOM Symposium
TBD - MILSATCOM Golf Tournament
TBD - Hall of Fame Social

(TBD) - SMC Industry Days

(Tentative) May 2017 - GPS Partnership Council

Nov 17, 2016 - Colonel Michael K. Rokaw

 November 17, 2016
Colonel Michael K. Rokaw

Colonel Michael K. Rokaw is the Chief, Global Positioning System (GPS) Space Systems Division, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for acquiring, developing, and deploying all GPS space vehicles providing positioning, navigation, and timing to over two billion government and commercial customers users worldwide.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Rokaw was assigned to Capabilities and Acquisition Division, Joint Staff J-8. He served as an Executive Officer on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for the Operational Utility of Small Satellites. In addition, he designed and built a Rocket Test Stand proving out Space Shuttle Class Engine technologies. As a member of the 4th Space Operational Squadron, he solved over 100 Spacecraft anomalies on the MILSTAR constellation. As an acquisition officer, he stood up both the Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Transformational Satellite Communication System acquisitions and served at the National Reconnaissance Office as an acquisition branch chief and the Launch and Readiness branch lead. Post Air Force Institute of Technology, he created a quantitative analysis tool for Space Situational Awareness whose results added $500M across the Future Years Defense Plan to the portfolio. As a Squadron Commander he was responsible for concept development, procurement and sustainment of many National and POTUS directed Space Superiority programs. In his current role, he oversees the fastest launch rate of GPS satellites in 21 years as well as the production and development of the GPS III satellites.


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, November 11, 2016.  Please register ASAP.
Security measures will require additional information upon registration.  (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 http://www.losangeles.af.mil/securityforcesinfo.asp

If you DO have access to LAAFB:
To secure an available seat, please RSVP by 4PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

 

Oct 20, 2016 - Lieutenant General Samuel A. Greaves

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

 October 20, 2016
Lieutenant General Samuel A. Greaves

Due to changes in LtGen Greaves' schedule, BrigGen Mark Baird will be presenting.

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Brigadier General Mark Baird is the Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. General Baird is responsible for assisting the Commander in managing the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of space and missile systems, launch, command and control, and operational satellite systems. The Space and Missile Systems Center is the nation's center of technical expertise for military space acquisition with more than 5,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget of $6 billion.  Full Bio


BrigGen Baird will recognize SMC and local ROTC members who have been selected to receive scholarships from the AFCEA Los Angeles Chapter.

 

 


Lieutenant General Samuel A. Greaves is the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for more than 5,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget of $6 billion. As the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, General Greaves manages the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of satellites and the associated command and control systems. His extensive portfolio includes military satellite communication, missile warning, navigation and timing, space-based weather, space launch and test ranges, certification for launch, space superiority, responsive space and other emerging evolutionary space programs. Full Bio

 

 

 

 


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, Oct 14, 2016.  Please register ASAP.
Security measures will require additional information upon registration.  (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 http://www.losangeles.af.mil/securityforcesinfo.asp

If you have access to LAAFB:
To secure an available seat, please RSVP by 4PM on Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

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

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

 

Sep 15, 2016 - Colonel Brian L. Bracy

Please RSVP as soon as possible to clear security

 September 15, 2016
Colonel Brian L. Bracy

Colonel Brian L. Bracy is Chief Architect and Enterprise Ground Services Program Manager, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate (SMC/AD), Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base. He is responsible for prototyping a common ground architecture to transition Air Force Space Command space systems.  Operationally, he was intimately involved with the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 14 launch and early-orbit checkout and served as the last active duty engineering section chief for the constellation. He was also a member of the team that brought the USAF’s first offensive counterspace system, the Counter Communications System, through IOC/FOC/IOT&E. He has served as a DARPA Service Chief’s program intern and supported an AF Scientific Advisory Board study on space survivability.
Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Bracy served as the Chief, Satellite Operations Branch within the Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis Directorate at Headquarters Air Force Space Command where his responsibilities included developing and coordinating Air Force Satellite Control Network and Enterprise Ground Services architecture development and capability requirement documents across Air Force Space Command, the Air and Joint Staff , Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

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, Sep 9 2016.  Please register ASAP.
Security measures will require additional information upon registration.  (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 http://www.losangeles.af.mil/securityforcesinfo.asp

If you have access to LAAFB:
To secure an available seat, please RSVP by 4PM on Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

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

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

LA Young AFCEANs visity SpaceX

"The Los Angeles Chapter of Young AFCEANS toured Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Headquarters in Hawthorne, California on 9 December 2015 to learn more about the the private company advancing the Space Launch Business and sustaining NASA support to the International Space Station.  Lars Hoffman, Senior Director of Government Sales, conducted the tour of the facility and provided a great over view of the company's mission, accomplishments and current and future goals.  Young AFCEANs were able to learn about a corporation innovating the space industry and the impact of a young entrepreneur - CEO Mr. Elon Musk - who's vision of enabling people to live on other planets isn't just a movie script, but a goal with actionable objectives. Young AFCEANs toured the design and manufacture facilities and witnessed the energy of vision at work.  After touring the facility, Young AFCEANS gathered for lunch at the Eureka Tasting Kitchen, located in the Hawthorne airport next to Space X, to discuss all they had seen and learned. "

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