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EW PIONEER CARL MILLER PASSES
Dr. Carl William Miller, a pioneer in electronic warfare and other uses of radio technology, passed away March 31 at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. Miller was 89. Born in Waurika, OK, in 1920, Miller attended college at Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) then went to work in the Naval Research Laboratory, where he helped develop a jamming technology to defeat German guided missiles during World War II. He worked as a department head at Cornell University, where he had earned his doctorate, and spent many years working for the Air Force, notably at Holloman Air Development Center in New Mexico in the 1950s and 1960s and later spending 14 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Earlier in his career, Miller worked with NASA, participating in top secret projects that successfully launched monkeys into space and returned them safely – the first time a human-like species had done so. During his time with the Navy and Air Force, Miller received a medal and numerous letters of commendation from generals for his work in electronic countermeasures. He was also a prime contributor to the highly respected book series, “The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare,” which traces EW from its World War II origins through the Cold War and Vietnam to the modern upsurge in interest and technology that established EW as an integral part of defense and security. Dr. Miller is survived by his wife Mildred and four daughters.
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OLD CROW FRANK STEPHENS PASSES
Longtime AOC member Frank Thomas Stephens of Shalimar, FL, died Friday, March 26, 2010, following a four-year battle with cancer. Stephens was 52 years old, born November 2, 1957, in Savannah, GA, to Clifford Drayton Stephens and Jeannette Margaret Rose Wood Stephens. Stephens served in the US Air Force for 23 years before retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2000. During his Air Force career, he specialized in Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Warfare (EW). After retiring, he joined Jacobs Engineering, where he spent 10 years as a senior engineer and Task Leader on the Operational Test Program for the Lockheed U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ reconnaissance aircraft. Stephens held a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science from Troy State University. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Susan Lynn Stephens. Donations in Stephens’s memory can be sent to: Shalimar United Methodist Building Fund (www.shalimar-umc. org), Covenant Hospice (www.covenanthospice.org) or The American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).
CHESAPEAKE BAY ROOST HOSTS KEN MILLER
AOC Director of Government and Industry Affairs Ken Miller was the guest speaker at the March Chesapeake Bay Roost Luncheon. Miller spoke on a variety of topics, including the AOC 2010 policy agenda, the Radio Spectrum Inventory and Relocation process, the Comprehensive Electronic Warfare Strategy and the challenges and opportunities for AOC’s future. After the presentation, Miller fielded a broad array of questions from luncheon attendees. The Chesapeake Bay luncheons are held the third Thursday of every month from September to May in the Pioneer Hall of the National Electronic Museum in Linthicum, MD. For more information about the roost and its activities, contact Roost President John Hawkins at Hawkinsje@msn.com.
John Hawkins (right) president of the AOC (right), Chesapeake Bay Roost, thanks Ken Miller, AOC Director of Government and Industry Affairs, for speaking at the chapter’s luncheon.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2010
JED - May 2010
The View From Here
From the President
The Future for Airborne Expendables
Protecting Low-Cost and Non-Traditional Platforms
Technology Survey: Missile Warning Systems
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - May 2010