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

MG(R) Vern Miyagi, Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

MG(R) Vern Miyagi, Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday Oct 11th, 2016 for our monthly luncheon and hear from special guest speaker Major General (Retired) Vern Miyagi, Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Vern T. Miyagi was appointed as Administrator for the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) on September 11, 2015. Prior to his appointment, Vern served as the Executive Officer at Hawaiʻi EMA. The Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HI-EMA and assumes the role of the Director in his absence.

Mr. Miyagi is a retired United States Army Major General with over 37 years of service and has extensive experience in domestic and international humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations and exercises. During the 1992 Hurricane Iniki operation, he served as the operations officer for the deployed Hawaiʻi National Guard joint task force on the island of Kauaʻi.

At U. S. Pacific Command (PACOM), he served as the senior adviser for military support to civil authorities operations and for Reserve and National Guard affairs. During his PACOM assignment, he participated in a variety of disaster relief operations and exercises, including the 2004 Asian Tsunami, United Nations Peacekeeping/HADR exercises in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Mongolia, and trilateral disaster exercises involving the U. S., Korea, and Japan.

In 2014, Miyagi served as the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) for two Presidentially Declared disasters (Tropical Storm Iselle and the Puna Lava event).

Mr. Miyagi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and an Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. He was a Certified Public Accountant with Alexander Grant and Company for 11 years prior to his full-time service in the military. As an audit manager, his clients included a variety of private and public organizations. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and General Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. He completed a United States Army War College Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.

He has published two articles, one on military support operations during Hurricane Iniki and one on NATO equipment.

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


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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.