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GLOBAL
EW GROWTH

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

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or me, the opportunity to serve as your AOC President over the past year
has been personally rewarding in lots of ways. In particular, it has enabled
me to meet so many of you at chapter events, symposia, conferences and
workshops. This year has been an eye opener for me in terms of witnessing
the sheer energy of the United States' EW partners and allies around the
globe. While I had some NATO exposure on analytical committees over the years,
and was deeply involved for decades in The Technical Cooperation Program's "fiveeyes" EW science & technology (S&T) group, I gained a new perspective into our AOC
community through attending the 2016 EW events in India; Rotterdam (EW Europe);
Kuala Lumpur (EW Asia); Adelaide, Australia; and a South Korean workshop. These
experiences truly impressed me in many ways. At each venue, I could perceive many
variations in EW approaches and regional influences - for example, issues ranging
from global counter-terrorism challenges in Europe, to the Korean Peninsula, to the
South China Sea. What was more striking, however, were the common qualities that
EW professionals displayed at these events - their vision, sense of purpose and
dedicated focus on today's EW challenges. The speakers and the audience members
(through their questions) provided a balanced view of urgent, near-term capability
with that of a longer term lexicon, like cognitive, adaptive, networking and cyber.
And very visibly, there were significant concentrations of "young Crows" in attendance - a mix of both civilian and military professionals - including a very engaging
group of young industry scientists and engineers that I met at a workshop outside
Seoul a few weeks ago.
What is obvious from these data points is an overriding sense of "jointedness"
from the start. It's certainly no secret that the US enjoys an advantage of resources,
but this dichotomy from our partner's perspective certainly motivates each country
to be smarter about investing in and shaping their national EW enterprise. The clarity of their needs and the analytical precision of their EW-requirements knowledge
demonstrates that not only do many US allies monitor US EW trends very closely, but
they also can efficiently and pragmatically distill those trends and derive a succinct
Joint approach appropriate for their needs and region. This "Joint EW enterprise"
mindset drives how these governments approach everything, from their industrial
base to their investment in S&T, acquisition, procurement and sustainment. In other
words, the international EW community is becoming more sophisticated in their EW
approach, and the increasing teamwork within their EW "ecosystem" has helped to
grow not only the ranks of EW professionals in these countries but also fueled indigenous EW markets in many of them.
This suggests how important it is for the AOC to continue to pursue its international strategy in the future: how can the Association help to connect those markets
outside the US and enable the US and its allies to become even more effective in their
sustainment and growth of EW, SIGINT and cyber capabilities? - Dave Hime

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 - November 2016

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
US Helicopter EW Programs
53rd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
Conference Report
Threat Monitor
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - November 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - November 2016 - From the President
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JED - November 2016 - 14
JED - November 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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