Upcoming Events

Members and Friends of the Navy League,

You are each cordially invited to attend the Charleston Council’s Quarterly Luncheon on Thursday, 18 December 2014.

Our guest speaker will be The Citadel’s new Commandant, Captain Eugene “Geno” Paluso, USN (retired).  Geno had a stellar career as a Navy SEAL which culminated in command of Naval Special Warfare Group 3 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  As you can imagine, he has made a big impression on the Corps of Cadets since his arrival.  Included with this invitation is a brief bio about him that appeared in a recent issue of The Citadel magazine.


Who:              The Navy League, Charleston Council

What:             Quarterly Luncheon – buffet

When:            1130, Thursday, 18 December

Where:           Embassy Suites North Charleston – Airport/Hotel & Convention, 5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29418

Cost:             $15 for active members of the Navy League, the Surface Navy Association and/or the USNA Alumni Association as well as all Active Duty (in uniform).  $20 for all others.  With respect to everyone’s busy schedules, no-show RSVPs will be contacted for payment.

RSVP:             We really need an accurate headcount, so please RSVP to us with the names of those attending.  Also, let us know if you/they have any food allergies (we can ask the hotel to accommodate dietary restrictions).  Please reply by sending your e-mail confirmation to Taylor Skardon at tskardon@citadel.edu<mailto:tskardon@citadel.edu> .  Please do not “Reply to All”.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Navy League of the United States – Charleston Council

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For the Live 5 News package on the PCDC, click here.

For the 2014 PCDC Preparation Guide, click here.

For a list of possible hotels for the upcoming PCDC event, click here.

The Lowcountry Chapter of AFCEA would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generosity and sponsorship to the upcoming PCDC event:


PCDC Status Update:


For those of you who were not on the call, please read and respond to the Action Items column in this document ASAP, as many are time sensitive.  The Action Item column, lists important updates needed from the team as well as important updates for the team that came out of the recent meeting.

The latest PCDC Enterprise briefing from Jeff, which he’ll speak to during the 2/27 meeting at CACI (1000-1100) is available here.

Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
April 12-13, 2014

The competition will be conducted April 12-13, 2014 at Trident Technical College.

The goal of the PCDC is to energize the schools and their students to focus on the development of technical skills in the area of networking and cyber security in preparation for exciting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The competition will involve 8 six-person teams from SC colleges and Universities on April 12th, followed on April 13th by 8 six person teams from SC high schools who prequalified for the event in earlier cyber defense competitions. Each of the teams will be provided with a malconfigured business network at the start of  the competition and will be challenged to properly reconfigure the network, add new services, and respond to additional requirements all the while defending against a Red Team of SPAWAR volunteers attempting to disrupt and penetrate their network.

Our Chapter is supporting the planning, promotion, and organization of the event and taking the lead in working with sponsors and volunteers who wish to support this exciting and important training opportunity for our future cyber security workforce here in South Carolina. For more on the PCDC, see Jeff Sweeney’s brief.

Members who wish to assist as volunteers should contact Amy Bare, the Chapter POC for this event. Amy can be reached at Amy@afceacharleston.org.

Sponsorship level details are available here. For sponsorship opportunities please contact either Marcy Hippey or Chris Ward at sponsorship@afceacharleston.org .