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


Rear Admiral Vincent B. Atkins

Rear Admiral Vincent B. Atkins

      Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017, at the Ft Shafter, Hale Ikena Club and hear from guest speaker Rear Admiral Vincent B. Atkins, Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard.

Attendance is Open to the Public

     Rear Admiral Atkins assumed duties as Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District in May 2015. The area of responsibility spans over 12.2 million square miles and includes the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa and activities in Saipan, Singapore and Japan. This encompasses a region nearly three times the size of the continental United States. Prior to reporting to District 14, Rear Admiral Atkins served at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters as the Deputy for Operations Policy and Capabilities, overseeing the integration of all operations, capability, strategy, and resource policy.

     His previous Flag staff assignments include Director of Operations (J3), U. S. Southern Command, directing all U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, Central and South America; and Assistant Commandant for Capability, responsible for delivering service-wide capabilities and developing standards for staffing, training, and equipping all Coast Guard forces. Rear Admiral Atkins is a Cutterman with service on board five U. S. Coast Guard Cutters, including Commanding Officer of USCGC DURABLE. Operational assignments ashore have included Liaison Officer to the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands; Operations Officer, Marianas Section, Guam; Liaison to the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, San Francisco, California; Chief, Cutter Forces Atlantic Area, responsible for all major cutter forces operating in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Southwest Asia theaters; Sector Commander and Captain of the Port, Honolulu, Hawaii.

     His Headquarters staff assignments include the Office of Logistics Management; the Office of Program and Budget; Deputy, Response Policy; and Executive Assistant to the Commandant. Rear Admiral Atkins is from San Antonio, Texas and is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Government. He also holds a Master of Science in Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School;  and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, with distinction, from the U.S. Naval War College. Rear Admiral Atkins’ military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legion of Merit Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the 9/11 Medal and other various personal, unit and campaign awards.

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.