BEYA Stars and Stripes
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Hosted by Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Council of HBCU Engineering Deans, US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. Sponsored by Aerotek.


The Stars & Stripes Event

Each year US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine issues its scorecard of Black progress in the U.S. Armed Forces. The annual Top Blacks in the Military list spotlights flag-rank officers —admirals, generals and members of the federal Senior Executive Service. These men and women have shown courage under fire, wisdom and resourcefulness, and fidelity to their nation. Although Black officers make up less than six percent at the highest levels, there are more in the military’s top ranks compared to the percentage of Black executives on the highest rungs of corporate America.

Stars and Stripes is one of the nation’s largest events honoring both active and retired African American admirals, generals and members of the Senior Executive Service. Each year the featured service of the Stars and Stripes event alternates between the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard and is determined on a rotating basis. The United States National Guard will be the featured service of the 2017 Stars and Stripes event.

Stars and Stripes Founders

»General (R) Johnnie Wilson

»General (R) Lester Lyles

»Lt. General (R) Albert Edmonds

»Vice Admiral (R) Walter Davis

»Lt. General (R) Joe Ballard

»Lt. General (R) Ronald Coleman

»Vice Admiral (R) Anthony Winns
»Rear Admiral (R) Stephen Rochon

»Major General (R) Leo Williams

»Major General (R) Ronald Johnson

»SES (R) William Brown

»Rear Admiral (R) Anthony Watson

»Brigadier General (R) Velma Richardson

Friday, February 10, 2017

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Youth/Flag Mentoring Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Stars & Stripes Dinner
9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
After-Dinner Reception

Who Attends?

  • Active and retired military
  • The defense contracting community
  • Civilian, including college students
  • Members of the Joint Chiefs

Participation/Registration Information:

Corporate and other Institutions Participants information brochure

Individual attendees can register online beginning December 1, 2016.

2011 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2012 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2013 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery
2014 Stars & Stripes Dinner Photo Gallery

February 9-11, 2017
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington DC, 20008 USA
Dates and Deadlines
BEYA Nominations - August 31, 2017
Hotel Reservations - January 26, 2017

2016 Conference Guide

2016 BEYA FAQs

2016 BEYA Supporters

Digital Sponsorship Package

BEYA’s Signature Events:

Modern-Day Tech. Leaders Lunch

Stars & Stripes Dinner

Student Leaders Dinner

HBCU Engrg. Deans’ Breakfast


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