William and Julia Tewelow
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William and Julia Tewelow

Germantown, MD 20874

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illiam is a manager for the Federal Aviation Administration over the Obstacle Data Team, Sub-Team A. He has been with the FAA since 2009 previously working as an Airspace Analyst and as an Obstacles Data Analyst. He is a professional mentor for the FAA National Mentor Program and is in the FAA's Program for Emerging Leaders, a management fellowship program wherein he worked on special assignment to the U.S. Department of Transportation on a national geospatial strategic initiative. He earned the designation of a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) in 2015 (GISP is the highest and most recognized designation in the GIS profession). He has a degree in Intelligence Studies focused on Geospatial Intelligence. He also has the FAA's Airports GIS Certification and is a standing member on several state Geographic Councils.

William Tewelow is also the Chairman of the Board for the Smart Cities Group, a platform for networking, collaboration, innovation, marketing and education revolving around all things related to smart cities. He serves as co-chairman for Smart Cities Industries.

He reti
red from the US Naval Reserves in January 2009 having served a total of 23 years; 11 of those years on active duty and during the other 12 years was mobilized 3 times in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. While in the military he successfully worked in three primary career fields. He retired as an Intelligence Specialist having earned the coveted Imagery Interpreter classification code, IS-3910 while acquiring a degree in Geographic Information Technologies graduating with honors. He started his intelligence career in 2004 as an apprentice in a program sponsored by NASA Stennis Space Center, the University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Geospatial Consortium. Upon completion of that program he was awarded a Geospatial Specialist Certification in 2008 from the U.S. Department of Labor (the first to do so in the country). As an intelligence specialist he worked with some of the most amazing people and technologies, and did so while working at NASA Stennis Space Center - the childhood dream of becoming an astronaut not quite realized, but at least satisfied. It was also during those years that he lived along the beach in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi losing his house, motor cycle and truck to Hurricane Katrina. 

Prior to becoming an intelligence specialist he was a naval aviator flying with VR-52, the Taskmasters, out of Willow Grove, PA which he did for seven years. As a Navy Aircrewman he flew tours out of Italy, Japan, the Central Pacific, and was able to visit Europe, Central and South America, parts of the Middle East, some parts of Asia, and parts of Africa. The most amazing story was the trip on December of 1999 where the crew was pre-positioned in the middle of the Pacific in case Y2K brought computer systems down. New Year's was spent on a remote, tropical atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean setting the stage for one on the most grand adventures fit for a Hemingway novel. That was the so called "Millennium Tour". 

Before pinning on his aircrew wings he served seven years as a Navy Weather and Oceanography Specialist. Not delving into personal details those years were the dichotomies of tumult and tranquility, of great sorrow and great joy, of great reward and great sacrifice, of deep reflection and superficial purpose. Those years were the most challenging.

     He serves his community as a Maryland Scholar STEMnet Speaker visiting 8th and 9th grade students to share with them the secrets to success and the importance of academic excellence and the value of pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). He also serves as a Geomentor working with 12 graders helping them learn geospatial science. To date he has sponsored 3 students at Washington-Lee High School. He was involved heavily with the Boy Scouts of America for 5 years as a patrol advisor and as a merit badge counselor teaching the Weather Merit Badge; and as a Venture Crew advisor for the senior scouts. Through his efforts working with the scouts 9 were promoted to Eagle Scout in his original patrol of 10 scouts. That is a 90% average. For comparison the national average is <11%. 

     Julia is a language instructor beginning her career as a professor at the University of Moscow in Moscow, Russia. She was then selected among her peers to work through a cooperative effort between the US and Russia for the US Army Language Training Center in Garmish, Germany where she served for 5 years.

     Trey served on active duty as a Ship's Servicesman on both the USS Peleilu and the USS Boxer for 3 years. He now lives in Ohio.

      Artem, the greatest joy and the greatest tragedy was and always will be an Eagle Scout with a Bronze Palm. He received the President's Academic Award, Advanced Placement Scholar Award, Maryland Scholar, National Honor's Society, and was recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the Department of Defense, NASA, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan. He spoke Russian and English fluently and was to be a student at Maryland University in Fall 2017 focusing on International Relations.

He was shot and killed on Monday, 5 June 2017, the night before he was to graduate High School.



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