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visibility and broaden membership in the AOC, much like he's
worked in other chapters.

Marvin N. Potts

Michael E. Ryan  
Michael has 34 years of service
as a Department of Army civilian,
where he held key positions in
research, development and engineering with a primary focus in
the areas of electronic warfare, offensive cyber, signals intelligence,
and space control capabilities.  He
began his Army Acquisition Corps
experience in 1991 with the CECOM
Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate, Fort Monmouth. In
1996 Michael moved up to PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare
& Sensors, where he held several key senior engineering and
acquisition management positions. One of his most significant
contributions to Electronic Warfare was during the 2004-2007
timeframe as the first Army Product Director Counter Radio
Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic
Warfare (CREW).  In that position, Michael was responsible for
developing and fielding life-saving electronic warfare jammer
systems (Warlock, Duke among others) to counter radio-con-

trolled IEDs to provide force protection against the roadside
bomb threat in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2008, he took on the
position of Army Deputy Project Manager for Electronic Warfare & Cyber.  During his last 2 years of federal service, he also
served as the AOC APG-Susquehanna chapter president, and
was the driving force behind the newly established Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) conference. Michael now works
as the Director of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) for
DHPC Technologies, Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing
efforts supporting convergence of Cyber, Electronic Warfare,
Spectrum and Intelligence.
Why elect Michael Ryan to the AOC International Board of
Directors? He is well known in the Army, Joint, and International EW community of interest. He brings an Army perspective and outlook to AOC which is lacking, and frankly needed. 
He is committed to the AOC mission, as demonstrated by his
proven track record with AOC Susquehanna, the CEMA conference, and as the first to initiate the Young Ravens program at
APG Susquehanna, in advance of the AOC International rollout of the Young Crows.  He has ENERGY and DRIVE...and is
not shy about bringing a different perspective to the Board of
Directors.

Dr. David Stupples

David is Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems at City,
University of London, and Director of Electronic Warfare Systems
Research focused on ISR. He is a
scientific advisor to the UK Intelligence Services on both Electronic
Intelligence (ELINT) and Cyber
Intelligence. He is also a member
of the Defense Scientific Advisory
Council (DSAC) and has scientific and engineering connections with a number of companies specializing in radar applications and EW. He began his career in the Royal Air Force
concentrating on EW and surveillance radar. He moved to R&D
at the Royal Radar Establishment (later RSRE) Malvern, then to
Hughes Aircraft Corporation in California, and then on to NATO
research. He specialized in surveillance radar, ELINT and COMINT on both airborne and satellite platforms, with an interest
in Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) and information
warfare, which combines cyber warfare, EW and psychological
operations. In addition to his active ELINT research, David is
part of an international group investigating investigating the
future of ELINT and COMINT collection employing adaptive systems with artificial intelligence.
David strongly believes that an additional board member
from outside the US is needed to represent more fully the interests of the roughly 20% overseas members - a percentage
that is growing. He also believes that more current engineers
and scientists, especially with a military background, would
help the Board in its deliberations especially when it comes to
developing the AOC mission.

The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2017

Marv is a firm believer of the
AOC mission and is eager to help
shape the Association's path into
the future while maintaining the
Association's rich tradition and
history. He has been an active
member of the AOC for over 27
years, having served on the Kittyhawk Chapter Board of Directors,
International Symposium technical
session chair, and the Kittyhawk Week planning committee.
He has been recognized at the national AOC level with induction into the Technology Hall of Fame and is a past winner of
multiple national and chapter awards.
Marv is currently the Senior Advisor for Spectrum Warfare
for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and an internationally recognized EW expert. He served on the Defense Science Board EW study that outlined many recommendations,
including the formation of the EW Executive Committee. Marv
is the chairman of the EW Community of Interest (COI) and
the US National Lead of the EW Systems Group for the international Technical Cooperation Program. Marv's background and
experience provides him a unique perspective of the future of
electronic warfare, cyber operations and cognitive EW systems
capabilities. He believes these advanced capabilities will have
a direct impact on the future of the AOC, its mission, and its
membership. Marv would be a valuable asset as a member of the
AOC Board of Directors.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
DIRCM Past & Present
Technology Survey: GaN Transistors
EW 101
Report from the 42nd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium
AOC News
2017 AOC International Election Guide
JED Quick Look
Index of Advertisers
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