The JER would prohibit guest speakers who are DoD employees from asking ASMC Chapters to make a donation to a charity in their name. On the other hand, ASMC and its Chapters are private organizations, not instrumentalities of the DoD or any of its Services. As such, the JER does not apply to ASMC activities. We are free to make donations on our own volition to charities as we see fit.
To the extent a guest speaker feels uncomfortable or for whatever reason prefers a contribution not be made in their name, the ASMC Chapter should honor that request.