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When a MOS-29 sews on that crest, it
signifies that he/she belongs to a fulltime branch, not just a functional area,
said Colonel Hisle.
At present, Hisle has been authorized and resourced to fill 2,926 positions. The “29s” complete training at
an EW schoolhouse established at Ft.
Sill and then fan out across the organization. At the lowest level of echelon, EW NCOs now populate all the
Army battalions, from infantry to armor to aviation to Ranger units. This
is a vast improvement from operations
in Iraq, when the Army had to borrow
hundreds of electronic warfare officers (EWOs) from the Air Force, Navy
and Marine Corps to manage equipment and tactics in a complex and
fratricidal EMS environment.
At the highest level, the EW branch
has fielded its first three O-6 EWOs, said
Hisle. One is assigned to Pacific Command, one to the 18th Airborne Corps
and one to the Army Signal Center.

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The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2013

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With the MOS-29 men (and women)
moving into place, the second imperative for the Army’s EW leadership is to
provide them the materiel to perform
their mission. Enter the Integrated Electronic Warfare System (IEWS), the most
ambitious land-component EW program
undertaken in a generation, which Ryan
describes as an “enterprise solution
and a system of systems engineering

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approach to the EW problem.” IEWS is
structured into three separate technology efforts, or pillars, that the Army
hopes to meld together in the future
into a full-scope, completely organic EW
capability for its BCTs.
The first new program of record to
reach the field will be the Electronic
Warfare Planning and Management Tool
(EWPMT), which is essentially COTS/
GOTS-based battle-management and visualization software for the electronic
AOR. EWPMT will be fielded to the brigade EWOs first, who today are executing their management tasks (including
mission planning and rehearsal, asset
coordination, spectrum de-confliction
and post-mission assessment) with an
“Office Max” level of technology: PowerPoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, email
and acetate.

With the EWPMT, explained Ryan,
EW operators will be able to model and
simulate all the Army EW assets at the
BCT level, tap joint databases to lay
out blue force communications and insert parameters such as terrain “to see
where we have coverage, where we don’t,
where we have overlapping fields of fire,
and where we may have potential fratricide, and deconflict that.” With feeds
from joint intelligence databases, they
can then incorporate the adversary’s
electronic order of battle to integrate
an electronic attack plan into the commander’s scheme of maneuver, which
could include shutting down enemy
emitters, deceiving them or merely intercepting them.
In July, the Army awarded a $97.6
million EMD contract for EWPMT to Virginia-based Sotera Defense Solutions.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
World Report
Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
US Army Electronic Warfare in the Post- Global War on Terrorism World
RF Decoys for Fighter Aircraft
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention Guide
AOC 2013 Award Winners
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - October 2013 - From the President
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JED - October 2013 - Letters
JED - October 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2013 - Washington Report
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JED - October 2013 - Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
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JED - October 2013 - World Report
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JED - October 2013 - Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
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JED - October 2013 - New Products
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JED - October 2013 - EW 101
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