Preregistration Closes on the last Friday before the event at 1600

Preregistration Cost: Members $25 | Non-Members $30

Walk-In Cost: Members $30 | Non-Members $35

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

Place:  Ft Shafter, Hale Ikena Club


Colonel Joseph Matos

Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 and hear from USMC Col Joseph Matos, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Senior Information Technology Officer.

Colonel Matos was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1966. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science he attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate Course where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1989.

Following completion of The Basic School and the Basic Communications Officer Course in 1990 Colonel Matos reported to Marine Wing Communications Squadron-28 where he served as a platoon commander for Motor Transport, Field Message Center and Wire platoons. In 1993 he was assigned to Ground Standards Branch, Training and Education Command, where he developed Individual

Training Standards for communications personnel. In 1995 Colonel Matos was selected to attend the Command and Control Systems Course (CCSC) at Quantico, Virginia. Upon graduation from CCSC in 1996 Colonel Matos was assigned as the Communications Officer, 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) where he completed two Landing Force Sixth Fleet deployments and participated in several contingency operations. In 1999 Colonel Matos was selected to attend Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he received a Masters of Science in Systems Technology in June 2001. After graduation Colonel Matos was assigned to Marine Corps Systems Command as a project officer for the Global Broadcast System, SMART-T and other satellite communication systems.

In May 2004 Colonel Matos executed orders to the 2d Marine Division where he became the S-6 for Regimental Combat Team-8 (RCT-8) and deployed in support of OIF 04-06. Upon promotion to Lieutenant Colonel he became the G-6 Operations Officer for 2d Marine Division and subsequently the Deputy G-6, II MEF Forward where he deployed in support of OIF 06-08. In 2007 Colonel Matos was named Director, Communication School where he oversaw training of all Marine Corps communication officers.

In June 2008 Colonel Matos assumed command of 7th Communication Battalion in Okinawa, Japan, which he successfully led until June 2010. His next assignment was as a student at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) where he became a Distinguished Graduate in June 2011. After graduation from ICAF Colonel Matos reported for duty at the Joint Staff, J-6 where he was the Division Chief for Cyber Requirements Division and the Capabilities, Integration, and Strategic Initiatives Division.


Colonel Matos’ personal decorations include the Bronze Star with Gold Star in lieu of the second award, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

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.