Crystal Group Sponsors AFCEA Washington, DC’s 10th Annual Military IT Leadership Awards

Crystal Group, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware announced today that the company is sponsoring the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Washington, DC Chapter’s 10th Annual Military IT Leadership Awards Dinner on May 18th in Arlington, Virginia.The awards recognize outstanding officers and enlisted service members across each of the U.S. Armed Services and the joint forces community for their contributions to IT excellence and for the sacrifices they have made in defending our nation. The event, with about 200 military, civilian and industry members in attendance, will be held at the Army Navy Country Club.

“AFCEA’s awards continue to spotlight our nation’s truly talented and inspiring military leaders,” said Crystal Group President Scott Kongable. “We are proud to sponsor these awards honoring their dedication, passion and achievements.”

Crystal Group actively supports all U.S. military forces in the effort to promote IT services, skills, knowledge, and state of the art technology. By providing rugged computer hardware deployed to defend our nation and support industry, employment and training for Guard/Reserves/veterans, scholarships, as well as sponsoring events like these IT Awards, Crystal Group encourages leadership in the field of information technology.

Congratulations to the following AFCEA Washington DC Chapter 10th Annual Military IT Leadership Awards Recipients:

U.S. Air Force

  • SMSgt Nichelle Denny, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center – Detachment 4
  • Lt Col Jason Bacheler, SAF/CIO A6
U.S. Army
  • SSG Chad Vasquez, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • CPT Christopher Apsey, U.S. Army Cyber School
U.S. Coast Guard
  • PO1 Jeremy Boltersdorf, Base Cape Cod, Electronic Support Detached Duty Newport
  • LT Richard Mooney, C4IT Service Center
U.S. Marine Corps
  • GySgt Juan Abrego, Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base
  • Maj Pedro Ortiz, Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University
U.S. Navy
  • PO1 William Whiting, Special Reconnaissance Team TWO
  • CWO2 Darrell Ottley, Naval Special Warfare Mobile Communications Team TWO
Joint Enlisted
  • SSgt Walter Bayne, Joint Communications Unit, U.S. Air Force
  • SGT Tony Silva, JSOC Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army
Joint Officer
  • Maj Jeremy Sparks, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Air Force
  • Capt. Zachary Epperson, 9 SOS with duty at 27 SOSS, U.S. Air Force

About Crystal Group Inc.Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987. Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.  Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards. Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

Contact Information

Crystal Display Systems

43 Riverside II
Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate
Rochester, ME2 4DP

tele: +44 (0)1634 327420
fax: +44 (0)1634 327420

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