Stars and Stripes at the BEYA STEM Conference
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Posted by: CCG Editor
The BEYA Stars and Stripes Dinner honors active and retired African American admirals, generals, and members of the Senior Executive Service at the BEYA STEM Conference.
Held in February each year, this Black History Month Tribute to the nation’s warriors attracts Fortune 500 CEO’s, service chiefs, and senior Department of Defense leaders.
The annual host of the BEYA Stars and Stripes Dinner alternates between the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, and the Coast Guard. The National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, will be the featured service in 2017.
The goal of BEYA Stars and Stripes is to promote excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The program features many events, including the Veterans Transition Initiative, CEO Roundtable, professional seminars and a STEM career fair. STEM students in high school, undergraduate, and graduate tracks attended as well as interns, professionals, and executives.
BEYA Stars and Stripes founding fathers are retired admirals and generals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
They include Navy vice admiral Walter J. Davis; Army general Johnnie Wilson; Army Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard; Albert J. Edmonds, Lt. Gen. US Air Force; Navy vice adm. Anthony L. Winns; Marine Corps general Walter Gaskin; Army major general Ronald L. Johnson; William A. Brown Sr., SES-5 retired; and Rear Adm. Stephen W. Rochon, former director of the Executive Residence and White House Chief Usher.