Chapter Luncheon – Frank Avila (SIS), NGA

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DATE: November 8, 2023 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm

LOCATION: Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

Please join us for the November 8th AFA Gabriel Chapter Lunch Meeting.  Our guest speaker is Mr. Frank Avila, SIS, Deputy Director, NGA Commercial Operations Group. 

This was to be in-person at Maggiano’s in McLean from 1130 to 1315.  Looking forward to you being there at our next event!

Our guest speaker is Mr. Frank Avila, Senior Intelligence Service (SIS), who is the Deputy Director, Commercial Operations Group, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  He leads a group in solving national security mission challenges with innovative commercial GEOINT solutions, while leveraging the power of commercial capabilities to achieve GEOINT supremacy, diplomacy and sustainability.  He is also the NGA representative to the IC Commercial Space Council (ICCSC) and the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).

He has been with the U.S. Government as an image scientist for most of the last thirty plus years.  He began his career in the Intelligence Community at the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) as an Image Scientist working on the processing and exploitation of spectral imagery.

Currently, he is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), a Federal committee sponsored by the Department of Interior and the Chair of the Landsat Advisory Group (LAG), an NGAC subcommittee.   He is the NGA representative to the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO).

1130 – Arrive and check-in
1150 – Meeting begins – Lunch
1225 – Chapter welcome from Chapter President; Pledge of Allegiance; honoring Ms. Kathy Lamont
1230 – Guest Speaker and Q&A
1315 – Meeting ends

Dress code:
Business, or uniform of the day for active duty

The menu will consist of a  three-course meal of salad, Italian entrees, and dessert.

The price is $50 for Industry Still Working, and $40 for Retired Industry (no longer working).  There is no charge for active duty, government employees and Chapter Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors to attend.  If the active duty and government employees wish to pay, just sign in the Still Working Category.  $50 for Non-Industry.