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f ro m the p re s i d e nt

AOC GLOBAL
OPERATIONS

Association of Old Crows
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-1652
Phone: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
PRESIDENT
Robert Elder
VICE PRESIDENT
Wayne Shaw
SECRETARY
Robin Vanderberry
TREASURER
Charles Benway

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ecent activities illustrate the important role that AOC plays internationally in the areas of electronic warfare (EW) and electromagnetic
spectrum operations (EMSO). AOC members recognize the importance
of EW interoperability to the success of coalition operations across the
globe; and their governments look to AOC to provide leadership in this
area. A quick review of recent and upcoming activities demonstrates AOC’s commitment to meet these needs.
At the 2011 annual symposium in DC, the British Air Attaché, Air Commodore Ken McCann, spoke eloquently about the progress of NATO’s EW transformation concept. He explained that NATO EW has expanded to include ISR, SIGINT,
NAVWAR, Communications, EMSO and more. The Journal of Electronic Defense itself
has featured a number of excellent articles discussing the growing appreciation
of the EM operational environment as a maneuver space in European thinking.
As a result, although forces in Europe are being restructured, and in some cases
downsized, the emphasis on EW remains high. In some cases, EW force structure is
actually increasing.
The AOC EW Malaysia 2012 conference, conducted in November 2012, was also
very successful, highlighted by active participation by a number of admirals and
general officers from the region. There was also broad representation from regional senior officers at AOC’s Pacific Information Operations Conference earlier
in the month. These conferences demonstrate that the ASEAN region recognizes
the growing importance of spectrum control and information dominance to operational effectiveness.
Industry outside the US has also found that despite recent economic challenges,
markets for EW remain active. For example, 55 companies have already expressed
interest in AOC’s November 2013 event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This makes
sense because EW is proving to offer substantial improvements in mission effectiveness for relatively little cost compared to the costs of platform or weapon modernization. Global industry commitment to the 50th AOC Symposium in October is
also very strong, promising to make this event a great success, particularly from
an international perspective.
The AOC Electronic Warfare 2013 conference in Cologne, Germany, sets the stage
for AOC’s 50th Anniversary kickoff. Chaired by Air Marshall Phillip Sturley, RAF
(Ret.) this event provides a broad review of EW and EMSO. Topics include observations from operations in Afghanistan, evolving concepts for NATO EW, developments in electronic attack and defense, EW training and leadership development
and future EW/EMSO concepts and technologies. The session with commanders who
have recently returned from Afghanistan, discussing their experiences with EW,
offers great value to both operators and industry.
Now is a great time to advance the EW/EMSO community as a member of the
AOC! On an international basis, AOC is pursuing opportunities today to ensure
tomorrow’s commanders have the EW capabilities and capacity they need to be successful. – Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.)

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Michael Oates
David Hime
Tony Lisuzzo
Lisa Frugé
Ron Hahn
Robin Vanderbury
Todd Caruso
Vickie Greenier
Paul Westcott
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Southern: Wes Heidenreich
Central: Joe Koesters
Northeastern: Charles Benway
Mountain-Western: John Wikheim
Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb
Pacific: Joe Hulsey
International I: Robert Andrews
International II: Gerry Whitford
IO: Al Bynum
AOC STAFF
Don Richetti
Executive Director
richetti@crows.org
Mike Dolim
Acting Executive Director
dolim@crows.org
Shelley Frost
Director, Logistics
frost@crows.org
Glorianne O’Neilin
Director, Member Services
oneilin@crows.org
Brock Sheets
Director, Marketing
sheets@crows.org
John Clifford
Director,
Global Programs
clifford@crows.org
Stew Taylor
Exhibits Manager
taylor@crows.org
Glenda M. Reyes-Montanez
Business Manager
reyes-montanez@
crows.org
Tasha Miller
Membership Assistant
tashamiller@crows.org
Lauren Stewart
Logistics Coordinator
stewart@crows.org
Bridget Whyde
Marketing/Communications Assistant
whyde@crows.org


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JED - May 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
The Monitor
The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
Technology Survey: Signal Generators
Two Domains Are Better Than One
Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
EW 101
Book Review
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - May 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - From the President
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JED - May 2013 - Letters
JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
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JED - May 2013 - Two Domains Are Better Than One
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JED - May 2013 - Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
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JED - May 2013 - EW 101
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JED - May 2013 - Book Review
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JED - May 2013 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2013 - JED Quick Look
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