Fellow Chapter Members, March 15, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who supported our chapter last year! We earned the new “Chapter of Excellence” Award for 2018. This higher recognition level was established in 2018 to encourage chapters to strive to reach new and more challenging goals. The effectiveness of the Chapter serving as a cohesive group of volunteers affirmed our support and dedication to the Association’s mission and the Nation’s defense. We had previously won the “Model Chapter” Award from 2003-2017.

Save the Date #1: Our next Chapter event will be held in the Chapter’s Western Region near Richmond on Friday, April 12th from 8:00-9:00AM at the Quartermaster Museum on Fort Lee. Our special guest speaker will be Vice Admiral David Lewis, Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. He will provide insights into ongoing Defense Reform Initiatives, many of which directly affect industry.

Cost for the catered breakfast is $15 for those who register before April 5th and $17 thereafter. The event flyer is now available at our ghrcndia.org website. Please use the “EventBrite” link to sign up and pay. Additionally, email invitations and a flyer with event details will be sent within the next few days.
Save the Date #2: We are planning our annual Joint Warfighting Forum (JWF) on Monday, July 15th at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. Here is a summary of the Forum’s focus:
 
“Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) have received increasing attention as the U.S. military considers future armed conflict. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, hypersonic weapons, nanotechnology, and robotics are driving a fundamental change in the character of international conflict. As multi-domain operations increase the complexity of the battlespace, it will require a highly adaptable and resilient U.S. and Allied response through the development of Doctrine, Systems and Tactics to ensure successful mission execution. This forum will address those efforts, including the role of industry and academia.”

Agenda details and an event flyer is also available on our Chapter website. Individual e-mail invitations will be sent out as we get closer the JWF date. Thanks again for your continued support! I hope to see you soon at our events listed above.

Rich Shook
President, Greater Hampton Roads Chapter NDIA
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