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VALUABLE
ASSET

ver the past month, I've had the tremendous opportunity to attend
and participate in several AOC conferences, and a gala hosted by the
Canadian Maple Leaf Chapter - a Distinguished Chapter of the Year
Awardee. October also saw other successful AOC events and collaborative endeavors throughout our community.
It's been a whirlwind month, but what stood out to me through all these
activities was the diversity - of purpose, conversation, attendance, and opportunity. This should not come as a surprise. And, it is not by accident. The
AOC mission is diverse; we have a global presence, and we are growing. My last
few JED columns focused on the role of advocacy in cultivating leadership and
our shared desire to advance our professions. What makes AOC successful in
its mission - what drives us to be a recognized leader, resource and professional representative - is our commitment to advocacy and to our other core
responsibilities.
First, our Membership is multi-dimensional. It is a professional community
centered on the EMS, but more specifically, it is recognizing that our members
come together in many different ways for many different reasons. There is no
single definition of an AOC member. It is our responsibility to empower our
members to define their role in the AOC through our chapters, programs and
other professional opportunities.
Communication is also critical for our success. Communication includes access to and consumption of knowledge, but also the ability to generate and
carry our message to a wider audience that influences leadership development
and resource allocation. It's not about talking to ourselves in an echo chamber,
but sharing our stories and expertise in a way that helps others understand that
they too should be invested in our community.
Collaboration has become a very important pillar for our community. Historically, EW has been a fairly insular discipline full of people with specialized
knowledge using special equipment to do a job that few others understood, even
though the results - saving lives and supporting successful missions - were
widely appreciated. Today, our community is changing this paradigm, and that's
a good thing. We have to work with others because we all rely on access to and
control of the EMS. This is how we grow.
Finally, we need to be mentors. I was mentored, and I know many other senior leaders in our profession were too. Mentorship is too often overlooked, but
if experienced leaders, like many of you, have it in your minds to be open to
acting as a mentor, then we have solved half of the equation right there. And,
I have no doubt that younger professionals will sense these opportunities and
embrace them.
These core responsibilities, combined with Advocacy, will make our association and community stronger. We all have a role to play. Our diversity is an
asset. Let's keep generating new ideas together to adapt, respond, and grow. -
Lisa Frugé-Cirilli

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
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



JED - November 2017

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Forecast: Future of DIRCM
Sensor Fusion for 4th Gen Fighters
Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
54th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2017 - intro
JED - November 2017 - cover1
JED - November 2017 - cover2
JED - November 2017 - 3
JED - November 2017 - 4
JED - November 2017 - 5
JED - November 2017 - The View From Here
JED - November 2017 - 7
JED - November 2017 - Conferences Calendar
JED - November 2017 - 9
JED - November 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2017 - 11
JED - November 2017 - From the President
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JED - November 2017 - 14
JED - November 2017 - insert1
JED - November 2017 - insert2
JED - November 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2017 - World Report
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JED - November 2017 - Forecast: Future of DIRCM
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JED - November 2017 - Sensor Fusion for 4th Gen Fighters
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JED - November 2017 - Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
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JED - November 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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