Delaware Valley Chapter presents awards.
NDIA'S Delaware Valley The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. The region is named for the Delaware River which flows through it. Chapter recently presented its 2003 ROTC and the Sidney Ross Young Ross Young (born 9 September, 1983) is an Australian rules footballer with the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Young, a relatively light 76kg but noted as a skilful and intelligent midfielder, played under-18s football for the Bendigo Pioneers, American Awards to cadets and midshipmen from ROTC units at 13 universities in the Philadelphia area.
Recipients were selected for outstanding academic performances and dedication to the ROTC program. The Delaware Valley Chapter chooses one cadet or midshipmen to receive the Sidney Ross Young American Award, based on scholarly achievement (preferably in science or engineering), demonstrated leadership, service to community or university and participation in university athletics or activities.
In 2003, this award was presented to Cadet Matthew R. Russak, from St. Joseph's University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 750. Russak is a senior with a double major in computer science and computer engineering.
The award was established in 2000 to honor the late Sidney Ross, a native Philadelphian and a longtime member of NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
NDIA New Doha International Airport (Qatar) and its predecessor organizations. Ross served NDIA in several capacities at the national level and as a member of the chapter's board of directors. Award recipients included:
* Cadet Sgt. Maj. Brian Rotante, Army ROTC, Lehigh University.
* Cadet Capt. Christopher Poponak, Army ROTC, Drexel University.
* Cadet Cpl. Rebekah L. Strock, Army ROTC, University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.
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* Cadet Cpl. Matt Klohocker, Army ROTC, MCP (1) See Microsoft certification.
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* Cadet Maj. Hans Lokodi, Army ROTC, Temple University.
* Cadet Logan M. Kent, Army ROTC, Valley Forge Military College.
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Midshipman First Class Carolyn DiMaria, Navy ROTC, Villanova University.
* Cadet Michael Schanne, Army ROTC, Villanova University.
* Cadet Harold L. Ellwanger III, Air Force ROTC, University of Delaware  The student body at the University of Delaware is largely an undergraduate population. Delaware students have a great deal of access to work and internship opportunities. .
* Cadet Major Peter Hegseth, Army ROTC, Princeton University.
* Cadet Mathew R. Russak, Air Force ROTC, St. Joseph's University.
Director Dick Riegel Retires
Richard A. Riegel, Col., USAF (Ret.), is retiring for a second time after five years as director of operations for NDIA. Before joining NDIA, Riegel served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, with a wide variety of assignments as staff officer, program manager and commander throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.
Riegel also worked as a senior management analyst for the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). government, where he planned the consolidation of financial management organizations. In addition, he was a special consultant for Fidelity Technologies Corporation, in Reading, Pa.
In the Air Force, Riegel served as chief of administration for the Inter-American Defense College The Inter-American Defense College (IADC) is an international educational institution located in Washington D.C., United States, operating under the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB). , in Washington, D.C.; commander of the 401st Combat Support Group, at the Torrejon Air Base, in Spain; vice commander of the 513th Airborne Command and Control Wing in the Royal Air Force, in Mildenhall, U.K.; commander of the 961st Airborne Warning and Control Squadron at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan; commander of the 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron at the Keesler Air Force Base Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, Mississippi. The base is home of the 81st Training Wing, and the base is responsible for training airmen who have just completed basic training as well as additional training they will need for upcoming , Miss. He also served as Special Operations and Activities Program manager at Langley Air Force Base Langley Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 3,195 acres (1,293 hectares), SE Va., N of Hampton; est. 1917 and named for aviation pioneer Samuel P. Langley. , Va.
Staffers Become Certified Meeting Planners
NDIA staff members Derek Jenks and Ailg4e DeKleine have received their Certified Meeting Planner credentials (CMP CMP (cytidine monophosphate): see cytosine.
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Associate Operations Director Angie DeKleine, who has been with NDIA for six years, said she obtained her CMP, because "I wanted to improve my skills and gain knowledge in the meetings, convention and exhibits industry, and apply that enhanced knowledge to the meetings and events that I'm responsible for at NDIA."
Derek Jenks, associate director of exhibits at NDIA, said that he sought a CMP, "because it is the standard to be measured by in the meetings industry." To achieve certification, an individual must have:
* A minimum of three years experience in meeting management.
* Current, full-time employment as a meeting manager. (Applications are accepted from applicants who have been unemployed for less than 12 months.)
* Responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of meetings.
Applicants fill out forms, which rate their education and experience. To be considered for certification, an applicant must score a minimum of 90 out of 150 possible points.