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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.  


Upcoming Events

November Virtual Event
Thu, Nov 19
Nov 19, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, 19 October at 11:30-1230 MST for a virtual event featuring our guest speaker: Lt Col Raymond Brushier, the 62d Cyberspace Squadron Commander at Buckley AFB. Unless occupancy reaches capacity sooner, registration closes on 17 November at 5:00 p.m. MST.
Mon, Mar 08
The Broadmoor
Mar 08, 2021, 8:00 AM MST – Mar 11, 2021, 12:00 PM MST
The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
The Power of Convergence! Common cross-domain and joint cybersecurity integration and convergence ... maximizing combat effects across space, air and cyber.


Making A Difference


STEM Scholarships and Grants

Reinforcing our Commitment


Creating Networks

Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium

Connecting People and Ideas




2020 Cyberprep Internship Cohort Program

The Rocky Mountain AFCEA chapter sponsored the 2020 Cyberprep Internship Cohort program.  12 high school students participated in the program, which was organized by the Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance.  The interns were hosted by 4 local area companies this summer, exploring cyber career fields and performing cyber tasks in a virtual setting.   The Rocky Mountain Chapter awarded the 12 participants $500 for their internships.  Photos are Russ Fellers, Chapter VP for Education, presenting checks to Daixuarnae Steele and Fugin Pahk $500 each for their internships with the National Cybersecurity Center.

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

High Fives

Past Events

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October Virtual Luncheon

October 15, 2020

September Virtual Luncheon

September 17, 2020


February 3-6, 2020


January Luncheon

January 16, 2020

AFA/NDIA/AIAA Holiday Party

December 10, 2019


Chapter Leadership

Lt Col Vanessa Johnson, USAF (ret)


Col Rod Pohlman, USAF (ret)

Executive Vice President

Col Joyce Jenkins-Harden, USAF (ret)


Col Mike Varner, USAF (ret)


Col Jim Appleyard, USAF (ret)

VP, Programs

Col Rich Janoso, USAF (ret)

VP, Sponsorships

Col Dave Geuting, USAF (ret)

VP, Memberships

Lt Col Brian Sroufe, USAF

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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