The 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Dinner Honoring

The 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Dinner Honoring

The 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Dinner Honoring African American Military Leaders Hosted by: Career Communications Group ANNUAL STARS & STRIPES DINNER The Stars and Stripes (S&S) Dinner provides an opportunity for leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to increase

interest in, and passion for, STEM. This is achieved by mentoring young people interested in STEM and providing a forum so that they can witness the contributions and successes of Blacks who have supported the Nation and our military. Our Evolution To The Present Founded in 2006, the Stars & Stripes Event/Conference began as a Sunday-morning networking breakfast by the following Founders

General (R) Johnnie Wilson General (R) Lester Lyles Lt. General (R) Joe Ballard Lt. General (R) Albert Edmonds Vice Admiral (R) Walter Davis Rear Admiral (R) Stephen Rochon SES (R) William Brown

Vice Admiral (R) Anthony Winns Major General (R) Leo Williams Major General (R) Ronald Johnson Lt. General (R) Ronald Coleman Brigadier General (R) Velma Richardson Rear Admiral (R) Anthony Watson

Today The Stars & Stripes Event/Conference is a key event within the 32nd Annual Black Engineer of The Year Awards STEM Conference. It is without peer in terms of its significance, importance and impact on the lives of the people it touches. SS includes mentoring initiatives and year round engagement with educators and students. Attendees all feel that excellence in STEM is of critical importance to the future economic and military security of the Unites States. Each year the featured service honors are rotated to each branch of military service.

This Year Featured Service The United States Army, The 2018 Stars & Stripes Dinner will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008 USA The CHALLENGE Burning Platform People of color are underrepresented in STEM professions Surveys reveals that 40% of underrepresented STEM

professionals have been subject to discouragement throughout their careers Only 18.5% of Black college students and 17.3% of Hispanic college students pursue STEM careers Only 25% of underrepresented students who declare a STEM major earn undergraduate degrees compared to 50% for all Consider Most recent International test scores tell us that in science U.S. ninth-graders were outperformed by ninth grade students in 23 countries including Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, Estonia, Japan, Hungary, and Netherlands In math, U.S. ninth-graders were outperformed by their

peers in 37 countries: Singapore, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, Estonia, Hungary, Malaysia, Latvia, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, and Australia Only 25 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2015 were rated as proficient in math and only 22% percent were proficient in science Purpose Promotes STEM by providing an opportunity and exposure to STEM Leaders Increase interest and passion for STEM Mentor those in STEM for a greater chance

for success Highlight the contribution of Blacks in support of the nation and the military Mission The Stars and Stripes (S&S) Founders seek to enhance the goals of Black Engineer of the Year(BEYA) to support professional and pipeline development of minorities in STEM. Stars & Stripes END STATE The Stars & Stripes Founders end state envisioned:

A pipeline of STEM talent that reflects the face of the Nation Summary The Stars & Stripes Founders facilitates its MISSION, PURPOSE and END STATE by holding their annual event at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference called the Stars and Stripes Dinner. The event is the pre-eminent gathering of senior military and civilian leaders where people of color are recognized for significant achievements in or in support of STEM.

Stars and Stripes Committee Organization S&S Committee Chair CCG/BEYA Army Air Force Navy

S&S Committee Marines Coast Guard NGB Stars and Stripes Mentorship Committee Committee Chair

Students Mentors Transportation/ Logistics Sponsorship Advanced Technology

Stars & Stripes Long Range Calendar 2017 - United States National Guard 2018 - United States Army 2019 - United States Coast Guard 2020 - United States Marine Corps 2021 United States Air Force 2022 United States Navy

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