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- PLEASE VOTE!

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here is probably no greater responsibility in the International AOC than
the opportunity to vote for your desired candidate. The Board of Directors
(BOD) is the governing body of the International AOC and is composed of
the President, Directors, President Elect and the Immediate Past President
(Invited). However, for the past several elections our voter turnout has
been disproportionately low - hovering around 10 percent of our entire
13,000 members. This low percentage challenges the core concept of the International
AOC BOD being a "Representational Governance" body. In many cases, we have only
one candidate running for an elected office, which compromises the value of differing
points of views and opinions. I know many of our members feel strongly about our strategy and the direction of the International AOC. They have legitimate concerns - both
from a budget perspective, as well as a mission solution approach. These concerns will
not be heard or vetted if those who hold these views do not vote or actively participate.
There is probably no mission area receiving more focus right now than Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare. If you doubt this, see the recent press releases on the creation
of the Pentagon's Senior EW Council. Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare is a Navy-led
effort to create a deliberate approach to operate and succeed in what the CNO, ADM
Jonathan Greenert, has described at the Electromagnetic (EM)-cyber environment.
This environment will be contested, congested and competitive. Not only do we need
to reduce our vulnerabilities in various selected areas of the "EM-cyber Environment,"
we need to address how we will maintain our technical and operational leadership in
this critical warfighting mission space. We need International AOC leaders who can articulate the EW-related issues, understand the consequences of inaction and can help
shape value-added decisions in support of our warfighters.
Our International AOC mission is straightforward: we educate, we support and we
advocate. We have expanded our focus to advance not only the EW profession but also
the entire Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) community. EW is a critical
element of National security and deserves our best efforts. Your vote this cycle will
install a two-year tenured International AOC President who will help guide and articulate the strategic focus of integrating cyber elements into our traditional EW and
broader IO mission responsibilities. The opportunity of members to directly elect their
President is not shared by members of all associations, and is part of what makes the
International AOC special.
The electromagnetic spectrum will be dominated by those who understand how the
various elements of evolving spectrum activities can enhance our operations and degrade those of our adversaries. Your vote matters and ensures we have the right leaders to make things happen, to work cooperatively, and to advance the interests of our
members, chapters and partners in the military, government, industry and academia.
Thank you for voting. - Maj Gen Kenneth Israel, USAF (Ret.)

PRESIDENT
Ken Israel
VICE PRESIDENT
Dave Hime
SECRETARY
Vickie Greenier
TREASURER
Joe Koesters
PAST PRESIDENT
Wayne Shaw
AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Powder Carlson
Todd Caruso
Vickie Greenier
Craig Harm
Brian Hinkley
Amanda Kammier
Mark Schallheim
Muddy Watters
Paul Westcott
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Robert Elder
Anthony Lisuzzo
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Southern: Lisa Fruge-Cirilli
Central: Joe Koesters
Northeastern: Nino Amoroso
Mountain-Western: Sam Roberts
Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb
Pacific: Joe Hulsey
International I: Robert Andrews
International II: Jeff Walsh
IO: Al Bynum
AOC STAFF
Mike Dolim
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
Bridget Whyde
Marketing/Communications Assistant
whyde@crows.org



JED - June 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Leadership Interview
Missile Warning for Fighter Aircraft
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
2015 AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - June 2015 - cover1
JED - June 2015 - cover2
JED - June 2015 - 3
JED - June 2015 - 4
JED - June 2015 - 5
JED - June 2015 - The View From Here
JED - June 2015 - 7
JED - June 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2015 - Courses Calendar
JED - June 2015 - 11
JED - June 2015 - From the President
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JED - June 2015 - 14
JED - June 2015 - The Monitor
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JED - June 2015 - World Report
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JED - June 2015 - Leadership Interview
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JED - June 2015 - Missile Warning for Fighter Aircraft
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JED - June 2015 - 2015 AOC Election Guide
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JED - June 2015 - Index of Advertisers
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