Our Chapter welcomed Colonel Stephen Dawson, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG), Hawaii as our Guest Speaker for our April 2017 Luncheon held on April 11, 2017 at the Hale Ikena aboard Fort Shafter. The Colonel provided an overview of the USAG organization. Their Mission Statement is “A values-based organization that provides quality Base Operation Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure to enable all units to accomplish their mission; to enhance the well-being of our United States Army Hawaii Community.”
April 2017 Recognition
Student of the Month: St. Andrew’s Priory : Krista Chang
Krista is the top student in her class. The long list of accolades her teachers bestow on her is impressive. They describe her as a leader, confident, vibrant, tenacious, and focused. And yet she is also humble and compassionate, cheerful and positive.
As Student Council President and National Honor Society President, Krista ensures that everything goes smoothly. She works very hard and plans ahead to resolve problems and overcome challenges that will be most effective.
She has taken voice and piano lessons for years and shares her talents at care homes and hospitals, and even sings the national anthem at university events. She is active in her church and sings at service twice a month. She also helps with the school religion club and chapels. Last spring, she won the statewide talent show, Brown Bags to Stardom, with a rousing rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade.’
Krista hopes to study pediatric medicine. She is fascinated by how the human body works. Already she has explored the field at a summer health institute at the JA Burns School of Medicine and Shriners’ Hospital for Children. This year she is volunteering and interning with a pediatrician.
Student of the Month: Kailua High School: Tyler Wilfarht
Tyler Wilfahrt, who will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Tyler has taken Honors and Advanced Placement (AP English, World History and Calculus AB) courses over his high school career and currently holds a 3.74 cumulative GPA. Tyler has been an integral member of the Kailua HS Marching Band since 9th grade and participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this past November with the Hawaii All-State Marching Band. Tyler is a tuba section leader and is responsible for holding weekly sectional meetings to practice in addition to attending marching band practices.
Since 2015, Tyler’s afterschool hours have been split between Band and our Robotics Team. and placed 2nd in the Hawaii MATE Robotics Competition. He spends approximately 8 hours per week with his team and college mentors. He is also part of our school’s Math Team.
For the past three summers, Tyler has volunteered to help with the Kailua Intermediate School summer band camp, leading sectionals and helping to arrange activities for the four week program held five days a week, 3 hours per day.
Young AFCEAN of the Month: SSgt Cory Habersham, 690 Cyberspace Operations
Staff Sergeant Habersham is an Operations Training Instructor, 690th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. His responsibilities include managing Cyberspace Security & Control System (CSCS) Operations Training for 144 members in preparation for DCO/DoDIN missions. He is the lead unit Monitoring Management Operator (MMO) trainer while also maintaining a 13 server suite/PACAF Area Of Responsibilities & work center training for 6 members. SSgt Habersham also administers Ready Cybercrew Program (RCP) requirements and develops Initial Qualification Training (IQT) & Mission Qualification Training (MQT) courses.
SSgt Habersham was born in Brunswick, Georgia. His background included various duties within the communications career field, such as working as help desk technician, server administration and cyber systems operations. SSgt Habersham has been awarded an associated degree in information Systems Management.
Senior Government Leader: Col Jason Winterle, DISA PAC
Col Jason Winterle serves as the Operations Division Chief for DISA PAC. He supervises approximately 160 tri-service military and civilian personnel as they oversee network management and control of the Pacific Department of Defense Information Network. He provides operational direction and management control in direct support of C4ISR requirements for Commander USPACOM, Commander DoDIN Command, Commander DISA Pacific.
COL Winterle is married to Kyla Newbould. Together, they have two sons, Kai and Jakob, and one daughter, Alia. Col Winterle has been awarded, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and Master’s degree in Information Systems.