Welcome to the AFCEA Alamo Chapter Web Site
May Monthly Luncheon
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Fort Sam Houston Golf Course
1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell
Army Chief Information Officer/G-6
Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell became the Army CIO/G-6 on December 23, 2013.
As the CIO, Lieutenant General Ferrell reports directly to the Secretary of the Army, setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network, and supervises all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and IT functions. He oversees the Army’s $10 billion IT investments, manages enterprise IT architecture, establishes and enforces IT policies, and directs delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users. As the G-6, he advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on the network, communications, signal operations, information security, force structure and equipping.
Lieutenant General Ferrell, a native of Anniston, Alabama, enlisted in the Army and attained the rank of Sergeant. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hampton University and was commissioned in August 1983 as an Army Signal Corps Officer. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science Degree in Strategy from the Army War College.
Throughout his career, he has served in Army units in the United States, Korea, and Europe and has deployed to Bosnia and Iraq. In addition to traditional company and field grade level assignments, he has commanded at every level from platoon to Army major subordinate command.
His principal staff assignments have been as Operations Officer and Communications-Electronics Officer, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Captain Assignments Officer, Signal Branch Army Personnel Command; Aide-de-Camp to the Secretary of the Army, Pentagon; Assistant Division Signal Officer, 82nd Airborne Division; Executive Officer, 82nd Signal Battalion; Operations Officer, 7th Signal Brigade, 5th Signal Command and Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, V Corps, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon; Military Assistant to the Director, Program Management Office, Coalition Provisional Authority, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Chief, Programs Division, Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison, Pentagon; Army Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York; Director, Army Modernization, Strategic Communication, Army Capabilities Integration Center–Forward, Army Training and Doctrine Command, Pentagon; and Director for C4 Systems, United States Africa Command, Germany.
He commanded A Company, 426th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XV III Airborne Corps; 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division and OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Tuzla; 2nd Signal Brigade, 5th Signal Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; and Communications- Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Lieutenant General Ferrell has earned numerous awards and decorations, most notably the Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal (2nd Award); Legion of Merit (3rd Award); Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), and Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award).
SAVE THE DATE!
2016 Alamo ACE
December 5-8, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
See details from the 2015 Alamo ACE
AFCEA International (the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) directly supports the community nationally through the AFCEA Educational Foundation and locally through the chapters with scholarships and awards to students with degree programs in the sciences.
The Alamo Chapter has awarded educational scholarships in excess of $350,000. The prime method of generating the money to support our scholarship program is through the annual symposium and exhibition, known as the Alamo ACE.
The Alamo chapter sponsors monthly luncheons and other networking events designed to promote the free and ethical exchange of information between the uniformed military services, government civilians and private industry -- with a particular focus on the cyber, medical IT, training and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) career fields.
Through our Young AFCEANs group (ages 40 and under), the chapter also promotes mentoring and career growth opportunities for members in a variety of ways.
Want to be added to the Alamo AFCEA monthly newsletter? Sign up here for first-look access to coming events, news and highlights!
Alamo Young AFCEANS and
the Warrior and Family Support Center
The Alamo Young AFCEANs are launching a new community effort for 2015: They will be providing year-round support for the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston. Part of this effort entails an ongoing donation drive -- with collection bins coming to each of the monthly luncheons.
Warriors and their families often come to the center with very little. Every-day essentials can greatly improve the quality of their lives. Here are items you can donate to make a difference the lives of our San Antonio miltary families:
- Diapers (newborn, size 1, size 2)
- Baby wipes
- Chips/individually wrapped snacks and candy
- Hot chocolate
- Gift cards for Target or Wal-Mart
- Movie gift cards
Media Partnership: Military City USA Radio
Please join Alamo AFCEA at
8 a.m. CST every Saturday
as we celebrate all things military in
San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo chapter is the proud title sponsor of the Military City USA Radio show, airing 8-9 a.m. each Saturday on KLUP (930 AM The Answer). Our guest this week will be Colonel Dean Lee, Director of Safety for Air Education and Training Command, and we have a special co-host this week: Mr. Bill Foote of Alamo AFCEA!
Thank you to last week's guests: SMSgt Keith Jordan of Alamo AFCEA and Maj. Jacob Stauffer of Civial Air Patrol.
Missed the show recently? Log onto www.militarycityusaradio.org and catch the podcast featuring Phil Reidinger and Sig Christenson.
Corporate Members: Interested in sponsorships or speaking opportunities?
Educational Projects Supported by Alamo AFCEA
Multi-Year Grants Provided to:
- UTSA CIAS Program
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- St. Mary's University
- Texas A&M University at San Antonio
Annual Scholarships & Grants:
- Texas Civil Air Patrol National Defense Training Academy
- AFCEA Education Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship
- UTSA Generating Educational Excellence in Math & Science (GE2MS) Program
- National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- Military Education Grants
- Leader in Me Program
- Science Teaching Tools Grant
- San Antonio BEST Competition Scholarship Awards
Click here to learn more about Alamo AFCEA Scholarships & Grants.
Get Connected to Alamo AFCEA!