Publicity Committee Chairperson: James Wood, Aerotek Government Services, jwood@aerotek.com, 719-277-6017

The designated Vice President of Publicity and Public Relations Committee Lead, Mr. James Wood, produces positive coverage in local media and ensures dissemination of information to the Rocky Moutnain Chapter membership.  Articles and photographic material are provided, as appropriate, to local publications, as well as NDIA Headquarters.  The Rocky Mountain Chapter web-site is updated on a recurring basis.  Monthly luncheon synopses and photos are submitted to the National Defense magazine.  If you have information you would like to have posted on the website or sent out on behalf of the chapter, please email to jwood@aerotek.com

The Chapter sponsors recurring events showcasing NDIA, the industrial base, and national security interests to the public to include:

 Air Force Space Command Executive Forum: The Chapter assisted the NDIA National Space Division with the Air Force Space Command Executive Forum and Gen William Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command hosted the event. Senior military leaders and CEO level corporate executives attend the event. Twenty-three AFSPC headquarters and wing staff including the Commander, Vice Commander, SMC Commander, 14AF and JFCC-Space Commander, 24AF Commander, 6 A-Staff Directors, 5 former Hartinger Award winners, and 38 industry representatives attended the forum.  Also of note, the NDIA National Organization’s President and CEO, Larry Farrell, attended along with several NDIA-RMC Board of Director members and a Past President.

Space Foundation Salute to AFSPC’s 30th Anniversary: The event took the place of the NDIA-RMC organized ball due to calendar confusion by the Command.  It did, however, delete a huge money maker for the Chapter although it did not affect our Scholarship allocation to STEM related students.  A huge success, this event attracted government, military, and defense contractors. More than 700 guests attended of whom approximately 30% were military. The coveted Hartinger Award was also presented to a leader from the space community, General (Ret) Bruce Carlson, at this black-tie event in the company of ten former winners and Mrs. Mickey Hartinger. This Ball was preceded by the Air Force Space Command Executive Forum.

IMAGE Golf Tournament: The chapter is one of three sponsors for the annual IMAGE Golf Tournament. Along with AFA and AFCEA, the responsibility for the tournament rotates annually. The net proceeds of over $24,000 were shared to support each organization’s scholarship program.