Preregistration Closes on the last Friday before the event at 1600

Preregistration Cost: Members $15 | Non-Members $20

Walk-In Cost: Members $20 | Non-Members $25

Time: Check-In 1100am | Buffet 11:30am

Place:  Ft Shafter, Hale Ikena Club

Peter C. Oleson, Association of Former Intelligence Officers Board of Director and Academic Exchange

Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, January 10th 2017 and hear from guest speaker Peter C. Oleson, Association of Former Intelligence Officers Board of Director and Academic Exchange.   The topic of Mr. Oleson’s presentation will be “Perpetual War.”  Mr. Oleson is the former assistant director of DIA, involved in policy, resource, and acquisition matters. He served as senior intelligence policy advisor to Under SECDEF for Policy and a charter member of Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. After leaving government Mr. Oleson worked in industry developing defense and intelligence systems. From 1990 to 2008 was President of Potomac Strategies & Analysis, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in technology applications, C3I systems development, and strategic planning.

He has taught about intelligence extensively on the faculties of CIA University and the National Defense Intelligence College. He is also a former professor of intelligence studies University of Maryland University College. Mr. Oleson has spent more than 49 years in intelligence as an operator, planner, innovator, senior intelligence manager and analyst. He was a Middle East Air Force Intelligence Officer for the Air Force Chief of Staff. In Southeast Asia, he worked with CIA in support of covert operations against the North Vietnamese. During his time as the Senior Intelligence Policy Advisor to the Under SECDEF for Policy, he pushed for the development of today’s critical collections systems. He also oversaw the budgets for all intelligence elements of the Department of Defense, including the National Security Agency and National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Services as well as sensitive operations.

Mr. Oleson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) as well as the Director of the Academic Exchange Program. AFIO’s mission is to build a public constituency for a sound, healthy and capable U.S. intelligence system. This includes the role of supporting intelligence activities in U.S. policy, diplomacy, strategy, security, and defense. In addition, AFIO focuses on understanding the critical need for effective counterintelligence and security against foreign, political, technological or economic espionage, as well as covert, clandestine and overt counter-terrorist or criminal operations threatening US security, the national infrastructure or corporate and individual safety.

Mr. Oleson is the editor of the 800-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence, published last October with a foreword by Dr. Robert Gates, former SECDEF and head of the CIA, and is the author of many articles. Mr. Oleson is a 1967 graduate of the University of the South in History and holds an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in 1968. He taught a classified intelligence course for more than a decade for AFCEA’s Professional Development Center.

Please be mindful that AFCEA Hawaii is under contract with the Club and will have to pay for no-shows



Phone: 808-386-7424

Willivaris "Dee" Smith


Phone: 703-929-6660

How to get onto Fort Shafter

AFCEA Hawaii luncheons are accessible to the public.  You do not need a vehicle sticker or badge to get onto Fort Shafter. To get on base simply provide your drivers license, current vehicle registration and insurance card at the main gate to be issued a day pass.

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Directions to Hale Ikena Officers Club, Ft Shafter (Bldg 711)

Hale Ikena Officers Club, Ft Shafter (Bldg 711)

Please be mindful that AFCEA Hawaii  is under contract with the Club and will have to pay for no-shows.

When you register, please give your name, the names of any guests (as separate RSVPs on the web site) and your contact email or phone number. Please RSVP no later than the Friday before the event at 1600.

1. Seating for late registered and/or walk-in persons is not assured but we will do our best to assist.
2. RSVPs for this event as for all others must be considered as your commitment to pay unless the reservation is cancelled prior to 1600 hours on the Friday immediately preceding the event
3. We have initiated actions to recover luncheon costs from those who have reserved/registered for an event but then do not appear and pay at the luncheon, i.e. a “No Show”. We regret that we take such measures but whether you show or not, we must pay the club based on the head count we provide the club on the reservation deadline. That count is based entirely on the RSVP which each of you give us and which is your commitment to pay. We know you understand our position.
4. Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the AFCEA Hawai`i Luncheon Presentation. Failure to comply with this policy shall result in confiscation of devices or material, removal of the individual(s) and administrative action under government guidelines. Attendees understand that AFCEA Hawai`i and authorized Speaker representatives may conduct interviews and take photographs and/or audio/video tape any portion of the Luncheon. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by AFCEA Hawai`i and the Speaker only.