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2016 Alamo ACE

December 5-8, 2016
San Antonio, Texas

Sponsor, Exhibit, and Attendee Registration Open!


Alamo AFCEA Development Team (DT) Special Event

Thursday 3 November 2016
1100 - 1130  Registration and Networking
1130 - 1300  Program and Lunch
Randolph AFB

Featured Speaker 

Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Mr. Hatcher leads a staff managing cyberspace, nuclear command, control and communications (NC3), information technology infrastructure and knowledge operations support to 31,000 personnel. He is the Air Force’s NC3 Chief Architect and oversees lead command management responsibilities for NC3 systems supporting B-1, B-2, B-52 and ICBM operations. He functionally manages more than 1,700 command cyber personnel providing organizing, training and equipment guidance.

Mr. Hatcher is from Selma, Ala. He completed 30 years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel, and entered federal civil service in July 2013. While on active duty, he served on the Joint Staff, a combatant command staff and two major commands. He commanded an installation in Southwest Asia, the Air Combat Command Communications Group at Langley AFB, VA; the 99th Communications Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV; and provisional commander 11th Communications Squadron, Bolling AFB, DC. His units won both Department of Defense and Air Force level awards. His previous assignment was the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters, Pacific Air Force.

Please Note: Registration will close at midnight on Monday, October 24th for non-DoD ID card holders.

Alamo AFCEA November Luncheon

Tuesday 15 November 2016
1100 - 1130  Registration and Networking
1130 - 1300  Program and Lunch
DoubleTree San Antonio Airport Hotel

Featured Speaker 

Colonel Jeff “Roofer” Aldridge is the Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He leads a joint center that provides Electronic Warfare training, planning, analysis and operations support to enable warfighter control of the electromagnetic spectrum. Colonel Aldridge advises the Joint Staff, NATO, and Services on Electronic Warfare policy, doctrine, and capability requirements. Prior to assuming duties as Director, he served as the Chief, Warfighter Support Division and Chief of Staff at the JEWC.

Colonel Aldridge graduated from Texas Tech University in May 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and received his commission through the ROTC program.  He entered active duty at Goodfellow AFB, Texas in 1992 for intelligence training and later served as an intelligence officer with the 410th Operational Support Squadron, K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan and the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.  He deployed twice in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and deployed in support of Operation MAINTAIN DEMOCRACY (Haiti Operation.)

In 1995, Colonel Aldridge was selected to attend Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training at Randolph AFB, Texas and completed training at Pensacola NAS, Florida.  Following graduation, he attended B-1 Initial Qualification Course at Dyess AFB, Texas and was later assigned to the 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas where he served as an Instructor/Evaluator Weapons System Officer and Flight Commander.  In 2001, he graduated from the USAF Weapons School and returned to the 9th Bomb Squadron to serve as Squadron Weapons Officer.  He also served as Assistant Director of Operations for the 7th Operational Support Squadron and 28th Bomb Squadron (B-1 Formal Training Unit.)  While assigned to Dyess AFB, he deployed in support of Operation DESERT FOX (combat debut of the B-1) and Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

After graduating from Air Command and Staff College in 2006, Colonel Aldridge was assigned to United States Strategic Command, Joint Functional Component Command-Global Strike, J5 Directorate, Offutt AFB, Nebraska and served as Chief, Operations Branch and Deputy, Conventional Plans Division. Following his joint tour, Colonel Aldridge returned to Dyess AFB as the Commander for 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron where he led Operational Test and Evaluation for all B-1 defensive/offensive systems and munitions.  Colonel Aldridge arrived at the JEWC in 2011 following his squadron command tour.

Colonel Aldridge is a Master Navigator with over 2,200 flying hours in the T-43, T-37, T39N and B-1, and over 200 combat hours.  He is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College (correspondence), and Joint Forces Staff College. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Thank you to The Billy Mitchell Chapter, AOC for their partnership.


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.

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Alamo Young AFCEANS and
the Warrior and Family Support Center
Need You!

The Alamo Young AFCEANs provide 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:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Diapers (newborn, size 1, size 2)
  • Baby wipes
  • Chips/individually wrapped snacks and candy
  • Coffee
  • 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).  Missed the show recently? Log onto www.militarycityusaradio.org and catch the podcast!

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. 


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