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his message is a month early, at least as measured by the event I'm
asking you all to pay keen attention to - our annual cycle of elections
that begins on September 1st. I feel it is important to convey the real
need for you to actively engage, to lead by example, and help select
the future leaders of this Association. The AOC is regarded as a leading voice for electronic warfare (EW), its principles and profession. At times we
can have many views - many voices - because after all, we represent a complex
blend of expertise and experiences. Science, engineering, acquisition, operations, testing, logistics, intelligence, training - across governments, industries
and academia around the world. From a leadership perspective, EW is certainly
not a single organization with a singular leader. So in essence, to advance the
EW cause, the EW profession, all that expertise and experience must coalesce
and pull in the same direction, and speak with unity of purpose.
This gives rise to the notion of a leadership "cooperative" ("...it takes a village..."). And we have several examples of contributions to this construct - the
EW Working Group in Congress; the resonance of the multiple studies that have
all pointed to a much-needed focus on EW leadership and for a purposeful longterm strategy; OSD's EW Executive Committee (EXCOM), and the AOC itself. And,
certainly a sampling of General Colin Powell's oft-quoted leadership tenets are
appropriate here, such as establishing a vision and be demanding in achieving
it; communicating openly about problems and opportunities; challenging the
status quo and encouraging evolutionary change; taking risk when faced with
new challenges (at least try!); and valuing people and sharing great achievements. The AOC is certainly moving in this direction.
But what does this mean for you, the individual Association member? I would
encourage you to make your voice heard as a valuable, proud member of the EW
community. As future leaders, network with your peers across our profession
(EW, spectrum management and cyber experts) to share ideas on complex issues.
Grab a young EW professional (Crow or not), and mentor them; ...and, if you're a
young Crow, go seek out that EW graybeard mentor in your organization! Above
all, be proactive and get engaged. So, just as I opened this article, I implore you
to take the opportunity that lies before you to help determine the AOC's future
- your future - with the upcoming slate of elections on the horizon. Read about
the candidates - we have nine excellent candidates for two At-Large Directors,
and three top-notch individuals vying for one of our two International Regional
Director positions this year. Your vote will indeed make a difference and enable
the AOC to achieve its future vision and strategy across the EMS...EW, SIGINT,
cyber and IO. - Dave Hime

Association of Old Crows
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-1652
Phone: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
PRESIDENT
Dave Hime
VICE PRESIDENT
Lisa Fruge-Cirilli
SECRETARY
Glenn "Powder" Carlson
TREASURER
Joseph Koesters
PAST PRESIDENT
Kenneth Israel
AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Jesse "Judge" Bourque
Glenn "Powder" Carlson
Todd Caruso
Craig Harm
Brian Hinkley
Amanda Kammier
Mark Schallheim
Muddy Watters
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Anthony Lisuzzo
Don Quinn
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Central: Joseph Koesters
Mid-Atlantic: Jim Pryor
Northeastern: Nino Amoroso
Mountain-Western: Sam Roberts
Pacific: Darin Nielsen
Southern: Gene "Joker" McFalls
International I: Dr. Robert S. Andrews
International II: Jeff Walsh
AOC FOUNDATION ADJUNCT GOVERNORS
Steve "Tango" Tourangeau
Rich Wittstruck
AOC CONTACTS
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
Stew Taylor
Exhibits Manager
taylor@crows.org
Tim Hutchison
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
hutchison@crows.org
Ken Miller
Director, Advocacy Programs
John Clifford
Director, Global Conferences
Philip DuPree
Director, US Operations



JED - August 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - August 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Cyber Blitz: US Army Gains New Insight for EW/Cyber Operational Integration
Technology Survey: Solid State Power Amplifiers for EW, Radar and Communications Applications
EW 101
Threat Monitor
AOC Election
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - August 2016 - cover1
JED - August 2016 - cover2
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JED - August 2016 - 4
JED - August 2016 - 5
JED - August 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - August 2016 - insert1
JED - August 2016 - insert2
JED - August 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - August 2016 - Courses Calendar
JED - August 2016 - 11
JED - August 2016 - From the President
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JED - August 2016 - 14
JED - August 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - August 2016 - World Report
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JED - August 2016 - Cyber Blitz: US Army Gains New Insight for EW/Cyber Operational Integration
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JED - August 2016 - Technology Survey: Solid State Power Amplifiers for EW, Radar and Communications Applications
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JED - August 2016 - EW 101
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JED - August 2016 - Threat Monitor
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JED - August 2016 - AOC Election
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JED - August 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - August 2016 - JED Quick Look
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