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2015

Election Guide

MID-ATLANTIC REGION
Vote for one

Jim Pryor

Tim Freeman

Jim "Hook" Pryor is the Director of Advanced Systems Development for L-3 Unmanned
Systems, a division of L-3 Communications. Jim retired from
the US Air Force in July 2014 as
the Director of the Electronic &
Cyber Warfare Requirements Division, Headquarters, USAF, Pentagon. Jim graduated from Texas
Tech University and received his commission in 1987. He is
an aviator with extensive experience as a B-1B WSO and was
the first EW from Undergraduate Navigator training to go
direct to the B-1. Additionally, he is a graduate of the USAF
Weapons School and was an AFCENT planner and B-1 squadron commander. Jim retired as a Master Navigator with over
3,000 hours and more than 400 combat hours.
Candidate statement: "Hack the clock"...during my
initial flight training, many years ago, this was the first
step in an emergency procedure. The point made to the
young aviators was that you should understand the problem before you acted; gain an awareness of the environment around you, then act to correct the system. The clock
is running, the time to think is over and now is the time
to act. We understand the relationship EW has in today's
world and where the entire EW enterprise must go to reassert dominance in the Spectrum. Now, the AOC needs to
drive the non-partisan agenda to ensure that EW doctrine,
acquisition, manning, training, execution and assessment
are at the forefront of the discussion. It is a momentous
task; the AOC has the people to solve the problems.

PACIFIC REGION
Vote for one

Darin Nielsen
Darin Nielsen received his commission through NROTC in June
1989 at the University of Utah. He
received his Naval Flight Officer
wings in July 1992. He completed
Replacement Bombardier/Navigator training at VA-128, upon which
he received his orders to the Green
Lizards of VA-95. He completed
two cruises with CVW-11 aboard

the USS Abraham Lincoln. Darin transitioned to the EA-6B and
received orders to VX-9. As an Operational Test Director, Darin
was the HARM Project Officer on the HARM Block IIIA/V and
HARM Block VI programs. He also participated in operational
testing to support the introduction of the UEU, Band 9/10
transmitter and Block 89A. As a Naval Reservist, he served
as OIC of NR MOCC EPAC 0176, as an IO Planner with NR NIOC
San Diego and as a staff planner with NR CNFK HQ. He retired
in July 2009.
Since leaving active duty, Darin has worked in the Electronic Warfare Data Systems (EWDS) lab as a sensor engineer

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Col Tim Freeman, USAF (Ret.),
first joined the AOC Kittyhawk
Chapter in 1985 while stationed at
Wright-Patterson AFB. He has led the
development of the integrated EW
system for the F-22, and was instrumental in a huge modernization effort for AFEWES and REDCAP. While
stationed at Edwards AFB, Tim led
the flight test and development efforts for the then-classified ALE-40, as well as a number of still
classified EW capabilities across a number of tactical and strategic weapon systems.
In the mid 1990s, while stationed at the Pentagon, Tim led the
charge to create much needed additional funding for EW modeling
and simulation programs. In the late 1990s, he diligently worked
through the safety restrictions to allow for live-fire IRCM testing to be done at the Holloman High Speed Test Track, where he
was the commander. Later, while stationed at the White House to
support the "Drug Czar," he used his knowledge of EW to support
and inform policy decisions in support of down-range operations.
In the mid 2000s, as the deputy for verification and test in the
JSF JPO, Tim led the test planning for the F-35, including all the
vulnerability and effectiveness testing. In the late 2000s, he led
the Air Force EW Sustainment Group at Robins AFB, GA, and created the Air Force EW Life Cycle Management Group. While there
he drew the entire Air Force EW community together to focus
priorities and successfully led the charge to get full funding for
the Top 5 EW priorities in 2007 and again in 2008.
Tim now leads Raytheon's tactical ISR programs, including AF
DCGS a and U-2 RAS-1R system.

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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
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JED - June 2015 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2015 - From the President
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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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