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Message from the President

Welcome to the Lexington-Concord Chapter!

For more than 57 years, this award-winning chapter of AFCEA International has been staunchly serving the needs of the military-industrial complex in the New England region through a series of programs, events, professional development, and other forums designed to strengthen and sustain an enduring, collaborative partnership between government and industry imperative to secure and defend our national interests.

We are a non-profit, extremely diverse, corporate and individual member-based organization chartered exclusively for educational, scientific, patriotic and civic purposes. We are dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to our members in the information technology, communications, and electronics industries that support the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities.

We offer something for everyone, providing ample opportunity for members to network, volunteer, and partake in a full slate of professional, educational, and fun social events such as our heralded annual New Horizons, Gold Circle Breakfast, distinguished guest speaker luncheons, spring and fall golf outings, spring gala, and member socials. These and numerous other events are designed to bring local government, military, industry, academia, ad civilian communities together to foster a spirit of fellowship and cooperation while preserving the highest professional standards of conduct and ethics.

Young AFCEANs (under the age of forty) have the opportunity to strengthen their individual organizational and leadership skills through participation on the YAC (Young AFCEAN) executive council, organizing/chairing YAC events, managing program budgets and simply participating in a robust slate of Young AFCEAN activities and social events tailored toward community support and career and leadership development; all of which provide access to senior executives (government and industry) that would not otherwise be gained.

We are especially proud of our long-standing, focused commitment to support education in the scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. On average, we award almost $70,000 annually in STEM-related scholarships and grants made possible through steadfast fund raising events undertaken specifically to support our Education Foundation. For example, we offer college scholarships through our proclaimed Fellowship and ROTC scholarship programs for students majoring in STEM studies. And, we also support myriad middle and high school STEM initiatives such as MATHCOUNTS, Rocket-Box, science fairs, teaching tool grants, etc. to foster student interest in the STEM disciplines at an early age. We understand that a strong and creative technical workforce is essential to America’s future.

Lexington-Concord is one of AFCEA International’s largest, most active, annual award-winning Chapters. We welcome you to review our site and invite you to become a member and get engaged. Please view the items to the left and click on “Contact Information” to get started.

Sincerely,

Patrick Dagle
President
AFCEA Lexington-Concord Chapter