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AFCEA International recognizes Major Joshua Aultman as AFCEA Award Winner

070418 | April 12, 2018


U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua Aultman, 628th Communications Squadron commander, has been selected as one of Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International’s 40 Under 40 Award winners for 2018.

As the commander, Aultman leads a squadron that consists of 100 Airmen, Sailors, Department of Defense civil servants and contractors operating $54 million in communications and cyberspace systems supporting air, sea and ground transportation missions performed by over 60 organizations across Joint Base Charleston.

Awardees have made a significant contribution to supporting their organization or client through the use of information technology or providing innovation and thought leadership in a technical science, technology, engineering or mathematics field. They were selected based on technical accomplishments in their careers and were chosen by an executive board based on merit in competition with nominees from across the globe.

Over the course of his career, Aultman has assisted with many enterprise level changes with the goal of mission assurance and cybersecurity. Early in his career, he assisted with Air Force-wide code change for the officer promotion process, aided the implementation of Air Force’s Common Access Card-enabled Outlook Web Access and helped to resolve issues with the Air Force’s Standardized Desktop Configuration. He also worked at the White House providing direct assistance to Senior White House Staff, Secret Service and the President of the United States. While deployed to the Middle East, he energized a new aerial radio-relay system freeing up aircraft for use in other areas of responsibility. He also provided assistance to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority’s strategic communications plan, reducing over $4 million off original plans by fusing plans with other Iraqi government initiatives. Since his arrival at JB Charleston in July of 2016, he has worked with local industry partners to drive new training courses in coding, technology, cybersecurity and systems development while overseeing delivery and implementation of new emergency mass notification systems components, radio devices, computers, network storage platforms, Voice over Internet Protocol phones, software upgrades and over $1 million in communications infrastructure projects for mission partner utilization across the installation.

Aultman has been a participating member of AFCEA since 2004. Through the organization, he has built working relationships with industry and military partners through the chapters in Hawaii, Georgia and Washington D.C., and continues to foster relationships through events organized by the local Lowcountry Chapter of AFCEA.


AFCEA International’s 40 Under 40 Award is the association’s newest member of an extensive recognition program. As a Young AFCEAN award, only association members 40 years old or younger are eligible for nomination. Winners will be recognized at a luncheon on May 16 as part of the association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland.

Additional information about AFCEA’s 40 Under 40 Award and a list of winners is available online.





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