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2015

Election Guide

ducting airborne EW give him a unique perspective on the EW
capabilities required to support US and allied land forces. His
perspective, insight into DOD operations and ability to communicate how EW directly benefits the warfighter as a force
multiplier will enable him to effectively execute the duties of
At Large Director.

Steve "Tango" Tourangeau
Steve "Tango" Tourangeau,
(USAF Ret) serves as Vice President
of the Kittyhawk Chapter and is
supporting the International AOC
Board as a member of both the
Awards and Communications committees. His membership in AOC
spans almost 30 years, spawned
by his assignment as an F-4 EWO
in 1985. At EWO school he earned
the DO Trophy, graduating top in his class, and nourishing the
value of EW to the warfighter. Tango's recognized EW expertise
led to his selection as wing project officer and test navigator/
EWO for Airlift Defensive Systems and Special Operations EW

modifications to the C-141 fleet. Following that assignment,
he transitioned to the 33d Flight Test Squadron as Air Mobility
Command's EW flight test director.
Upon retirement in 2004, Tango took a position with MacAulay Brown, serving eight years as Director of EW Programs.
There, he influenced and shaped compelling EW/EMS trends
for HQ USAF, MAJCOMs and Air Force Materiel Command. Tango
is currently managing business development for BAE Systems
with the research, development, and acquisition communities
at Wright Patterson AFB.
With operational experience at the tactical, operational
and strategic levels and in the development, acquisition and
testing of EW technologies, Tango has a unique perspective on the entirety of EMS capabilities necessary to support
the current and future warfighter. As an AOC International
Board member, Tango will continue to champion the criticality of EMS Operations in future conflicts and advocate
for necessary capabilities for our warfighters. By improving communication, collaboration and coordination with
all chapters and the general membership, the AOC will have
tremendous influence on our future warfighters' ability to
dominate the EMS.

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AOC REGIONAL DIRECTORS
CENTRAL REGION
Vote for one

Joe Koesters
Joe Koesters has been an engineer and manager for the Air
Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate for more than 28
years (24 in EW). Throughout his
government career, he has served
various assignments as engineer,
program manager, technical advisor and branch chief. A Crow since
1986, he is currently the technical
advisor for the RF Spectrum Warfare branch. In previous assignments, Joe has also led infrared expendable and countermeasure programs.
Joe has been the Central Region Director for the past three
years and Treasurer for the past two years. Previously, he has
served 13 years on the Kittyhawk AOC Board, including three
years as Vice President and four year as President. Joe has also

chaired sessions for the AOC International Symposium and Kittyhawk Week technical symposium.
In addition to his AOC work, Joe has extensive experience
working with and leading various Tri-Service and international teams. He participates in the advocacy of EW programs to
ASDR&E, working with government and industry to clarify EW
plans/goals to leadership. In one of his past jobs, he has also
led a 15-person international team spanning five nations in
the development of EO/IR EW solutions.
Joe has enjoyed serving the AOC for the past three years
and would like the opportunity to continue serving another
term. In the past three years, he has helped ensure the AOC is
in a strong financial position moving into the future, and he
has worked with the Membership Committee to ensure Central
Region chapters are represented in discussions. His goals for
a second term are to look for ways to assist chapters in new
member recruitment, and to look for more ways to offer affordable, detailed educational materials to AOC members.



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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
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