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Air University as an instructor, research advisor and course
director at Air Command and Staff College. He was previously
elected to the AOC's International Board of Directors as an At-

Election Guide

Large Director and served as Secretary on the Executive Committee and as Awards Chair. He also serves as Vice President on
the Granite State Roost board.

MOUNTAIN-WESTERN REGION DIRECTOR
Vote for 1

John Klapp

Samuel Roberts
Sam has extensive EW combat
and EW staff experience. He has
combat time in both the EB-66C
and -E and B-52D in Vietnam, and
was both an EW and Navigator Instructor at the EW Schoolhouse
at Mather AFB, CA. While at the
Pentagon, he was in Air Force EW
Intelligence and the OJCS Combat
Operations Support Group, and his
experience as a staff EW is related to EW Data Base Development
and Management. He co-authored a USAF Document titled "Intelligence Support to Electronic Warfare," which established
data base support to the reprogramming of EW equipment that

Stan L. VanderWerf
Stan is President of Advanced
Capitol LLC, an international consulting firm focused on EW, Cyber,
and Defense/Aerospace. Stan completed his military career in 2011
as Chief of the EW/Avionics Division
at Robins AFB, GA where he was
responsible for 450+ EW/avionics
products worldwide. He was the Air
Force's EW equipment classification authority and ran one of the Air Force's EW reprogramming
centers. Colonel VanderWerf was the co-chair for the Air Force's
EW Technical Advisory Group (TAG), a team of O-6s who led Air
Force-wide EW doctrine, training, testing, material development, and facilities improvements.
Stan served in a broad variety of assignments including
NASIC as a SAM analyst and three combatant commands (SO-

The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2017

Maj John H. Klapp, USAF, is an
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air
Force Academy, where he teaches 3rd and 4th degree students
single variable calculus. He also
serves as military research advisor for cadet capstones projects
through the Warfighter Effectiveness Research Center, supporting
operational Air Force research needs and mentorship in carrying out cutting-edge research. Additionally, he lectures
on Electronic Warfare for the Military and Strategic Studies
Department and advises cadets interested in pursuing the
RPA career field.
Major Klapp was commissioned in 2000 from the Ohio State
University and has since been an AOC member. His flying assignments have been Global Hawk Instructor Pilot, HC-130P
pilot and Rivet Joint Electronic Warfare Officer. Prior to his
current position, Major Klapp was the Deputy Test Branch
Chief and Program Manager for Battlefield Communications
and at the Global Hawk Program Office at Wright Patterson
AFB, OH. He is a veteran of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi
Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Unified Protector. He is a senior pilot with over 1,500 flying hours, including piloting the
RC-135V/W, the HC-130P/N, the RQ-4A/B, and the EQ-4B. The
Air Force medals Major Klapp has received include Meritorious
Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and an Air Force Achievement Medal.

is still in use today. He was also the Air Force Program Element
Monitor (PEM) for the EWIR Data Base monies at the Pentagon,
as well as the PEM for the Simulator Validation Program (SIMVAL), wrote the Air Force Manual that controlled and directed
the SIMVAL Program, and was the Chief, C3CM Combat Applications that included the EC-130 Compass Call at HQ/ESC. He is
also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air
War College.
After his military career, Sam was the Electronic Combat
and Intelligence Systems Program Manager at Rockwell International in Richardson, TX. He has also been the Project Planning Manager at Electrospace Systems in Richardson, TX, for
the US Army's IEWCS Program.
Sam has been member of the AOC for over 30 years. He began
as a member of the Snow Crows at K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI, early
in his career and has been a member of the Capital Roost, Dallas Chapter and Billy Mitchell Chapter. He has served in these
chapters as Awards & Awareness Chair, Social Chair, Secretary,
River Parade Float Chair, Vice President, and most recently as
President of the Billy Mitchell Chapter. He received the National AOC Life Achievement Award in 2008, has been the Mountain-Western Regional Director for the past three years and
has served on the Human Resources, Awards, and Membership
Committees at the National AOC. If elected, Sam will continue
to represent the membership to ensure that the organization
maintains its current leadership position in the EW and Cyber
arenas, and will also encourage that the organization maintain
a healthy financial position.

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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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JED - June 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2017 - Courses Calendar
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JED - June 2017 - From the President
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