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Association of Old Crows
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-1652
Phone: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
PRESIDENT
Lisa Frugé-Cirilli
VICE PRESIDENT
Muddy Watters
SECRETARY
Jesse "Judge" Bourque
TREASURER
Joseph Koesters
PAST PRESIDENT
David Hime

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was hoping to share with you this month a tremendous event cosponsored
by the AOC that exercised many "best practices" of advocacy, including
the central tenet that I discussed last month that advocacy is about cultivating leadership. We were set to convene the 2nd Annual Robins AFB
Congressional Breakfast on September 13. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma
prevented us and others traveling through affected airline hubs from reaching
Washington, DC. We decided to postpone the event, but it will be rescheduled
soon and I look forward to reporting on it then.
Still, we can learn from the event because advocacy is not about one-off
events held in a vacuum. The value of these efforts is often found in the planning, outreach and participation that takes place before there is a "Call to Order." What is central to the Robins AFB event is the scope of collaboration. The
event brought together people and community organizations throughout the
region and representatives across the military units residing at Robins. We had
participation from local, state and federal officials, and senior leaders throughout the Air Force and Department of Defense. It's a prime example of effective
advocacy - cultivating leadership through relationships. The participants and
prospective attendees came from various backgrounds, professions, and even
geographic regions, but we were coming together because of a shared desire to
advance the work of and the community surrounding Robins AFB. This is a point
that is often overlooked, especially in the association world: advocacy requires
a shared desire to advance an issue, not necessarily absolute agreement. Having
a message and speaking with "one voice" is more about harmony than it is unity.
Certainly, there comes a point when we must mitigate disagreements, but
if we start with our shared desire to advance an issue, we'll find that we have
more in common than we think. As we progress in our advocacy, we'll cultivate
leadership that will help us in our disagreements at the right time. Too often,
we focus on our differences and this paralyzes our ability to be proactive. Effective advocacy over time that produces leaders who can use their authority and
resources to own and solve problems may require us to adjust our expectations
or accept solutions outside our original preference. But we will find that these
solutions are far better than what happens when we sit back, do nothing and
merely accept an outcome that we did not influence.
For too long the AOC has followed the latter path. When we see the challenges facing us in the EMS today, let's focus our advocacy on our shared desire
to advance the professional fields that comprise the AOC mission. Let's focus
on building relationships that cultivate leadership. We'll find we have a lot in
common, and we'll be able to influence solutions that affect our community.
- Lisa Frugé-Cirilli

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Jesse "Judge" Bourque
Todd Caruso
Craig Harm
Brian Hinkley
Amanda Kammier
Greg Patchke
Muddy Watters
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Glenn "Powder" Carlson
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: Sue Robertson
International II: Jeff Walsh
AOC FOUNDATION ADJUNCT GOVERNORS
Dr. Robert S. Andrews
Rich Wittstruck
AOC CONTACTS
Shelley Frost
Executive Director
frost@crows.org
Glorianne O'Neilin
Director, Membership Operations
oneilin@crows.org
Amy Belicev
Director, Meetings and Events
sheets@crows.org
Brock Sheets
Director, Marketing
sheets@crows.org
Ken Miller
Director, Advocacy and Outreach
kmiller@crows.org
John Clifford OBE
Director, Global Conferences
clifford@crows.org
Tim Hutchison
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
hutchison@crows.org
Diana Lundie
Exhibits Manager
lundie@crows.org
Christina Armstrong
Meeting Logistics
armstrong@crows.org
Blaine Bekele
Membership Assistant
blain@crows.org



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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
The Heat is On
EW 101
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
2018 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2017 - intro
JED - October 2017 - cover1
JED - October 2017 - cover2
JED - October 2017 - 3
JED - October 2017 - 4
JED - October 2017 - 5
JED - October 2017 - The View From Here
JED - October 2017 - 7
JED - October 2017 - Conferences Calendar
JED - October 2017 - 9
JED - October 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2017 - 11
JED - October 2017 - From the President
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JED - October 2017 - insert1
JED - October 2017 - insert2
JED - October 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2017 - 21
JED - October 2017 - Washington Report
JED - October 2017 - 23
JED - October 2017 - World Report
JED - October 2017 - 25
JED - October 2017 - Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
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JED - October 2017 - Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
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JED - October 2017 - The Heat is On
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JED - October 2017 - EW 101
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JED - October 2017 - Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
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JED - October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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