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Rocky Mountain AFCEA at a Glance

The AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter is a leader in the Colorado Springs community, unifying the area's military, government, industry and academic partners to advance the continuing education of today's young leaders in science, technology, engineering, math and computer science fields (STEM). 

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is proud to sponsor the premier annual Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS) at the world class Broadmoor resort. This event attracts senior government, military, industry executives and academics to discuss the ever challenging cyberspace domain and ways to share information and best practices that can improve current and future cyberspace operations.

Our organization provides the Front Range community with over $200,000 annually in STEM teacher grants at the local elementary, middle and high school level and college STEM scholarships at Pikes Peak Community College and UCCS.  



Making A Difference


STEM Scholarships and Grants

Reinforcing our Commitment


Creating Networks

Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium

Connecting People and Ideas

Upcoming Events
July Virtual Event
Thu, Jul 16
Jul 16, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Join us on Thursday, 16 July for a virtual event featuring our guest speakers: Reggie Ash and Vinnie Persichetti from the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation. Find out what exciting developments are in place for Colorado Springs!
IMAGE Golf Tournament
Wed, Aug 19
Eisenhower Golf Course
Aug 19, 6:30 AM
Eisenhower Golf Course, Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA
NDIA, AFCEA and AFA present the 2020 IMAGE Tournament. Help support STEM scholarships and programs! Breakfast - 0630 Shotgun start - 0800


High Fives

Community Support for COVID-19

The RMC chapter has approved $15,000 to help the community supporting food pantries, food kitchens, first responders, and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far the chapter has given $1,000 to each of the following:

1. Springs Rescue Mission

2. Salvation Army

3. Care and Share

4. Project Cope

5. Westside Cares

6. Marian House


8. ACTS Ministries

We’re still gathering more charity information from our Membership for the remaining monies.  If you have a suggestion, please reach out to Vanessa at

Young AFCEAN of the Year

Congratulations to Chris Colón, who received AFCEA International's Young AFCEAN of the Year award!  
Chris has worked extraordinarily hard for the past two years for the Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC).  He became a role model for all our young AFCEANs by stepping up to serve on the RMC Board of Directors.  He directed all RMC young AFCEAN activities including website content, event marketing, and coordination with military and government community outreach teams. After taking the reins on the RMC Board of Directors as Vice President, Young AFCEANs (YAC), he quickly helped establish numerous YAC supported events including a Star Wars Cyber Night at Sky Sox stadium, Industry/Military golf tournament, Cyberspace Symposium YAC event and numerous YAC happy hours throughout the year. The golf tournament raised $7,750 for STEM scholarships and the symposium raised over $200K. His contributions led to the chapter receiving its second ever Young AFCEA Model Chapter of the Year award.

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Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2020 is a Wrap!

The chapter thanks all participants for another stellar year for RMCS. We thank everyone for participating in this year's Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium.  We had over 2,000 attendees, 129 exhibitors, 25 sponsors, and 35 speakers.  This event couldn't happen without over 100 volunteers, to include 17 volunteer committee members.  Funds raised during this Symposium help Rocky Mountain AFCEA give over $250K to the local community in STEM scholarships and teachers grants, as well as donations to other STEM-related activities. See everyone again next year for the 2021 show: February 1-4, 2021.


Past Events



February 3-6, 2020

January Luncheon

January 16, 2020

AFA/NDIA/AIAA Holiday Party

December 10, 2019

November Luncheon

November 14, 2019


October Luncheon

October 17, 2019

IMAGE Golf Tournament

August 2, 2019


Chapter Leadership

Lt Col Vanessa Johnson, USAF (ret)


Dr Andy Heo

Executive Vice President

Col Joyce Jenkins-Harden, USAF (ret)


Col Mike Varner, USAF (ret)


Col Aaron "Aero" Smith, USAF (ret)

VP, Programs

Col Rich Janoso, USAF (ret)

VP, Sponsorships

Col Dave Geuting, USAF (ret)

VP, Memberships

Col Greg Hollister, USAF (ret)

VP, Awards

Col Russ Fellers, USAF (ret)

VP, Education

Lt Col Phil Parker, USAF (ret)

Chairman, RMCS

Chris Colón

VP, Young AFCEAN Affairs

Col Greg Hollister, USAF (ret)

Chairman, Investment Committee

Joan Janov

VP, Public Affairs

Lt Col Srikant Mantravadi, USAF (ret)

Chairman, Science Fair Committee

LCDR Martin Oliver, USN (ret)

VP, Technology


LTC Dennis Kater, USA (ret)

VP, Small Business


Contact Rocky Mountain AFCEA

AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter
PO Box 63054
Colorado Springs CO 80962


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