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2010 The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2010 The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2010 Election Guide President Vote for one COL Laurie G. Moe Buckhout, USA COL Laurie G. Moe Buckhout, US Army, has led the US Army’s EW Division in the Pentagon for the past four years. She was commissioned in 1984 after graduating from James Madison University and has served literally from the foxhole to the White House, completing several tours in Germany, in tactical units from Division to Corps echelons, from a platoon leader in Stuttgart to Ops officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. After years of engineering tactical communications networks for the warfighter, she was selected to serve with the White House Communications Agency as a Presidential communications officer before attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Colonel Buckhout eventually returned to Germany to command the 32d Signal Battalion, deploying more than 600 of her unit’s soldiers to Iraq from 2003 to 2004. There, Colonel Buckhout commanded an 800-soldier task force spread throughout Iraq. While in command, she was cited for extraordinary bravery, logging thousands of miles in her vehicle throughout the ground war and the year following as she supported Generals Petraeus and Wallace during their attacks into Baghdad and northern Iraq. Following command, Colonel Buckhout was assigned to the Joint Staff, J6, working current ops, spectrum and cyber issues. In 2006, after leading spectrum and EW integration efforts in the newly created Joint IED Defeat Organization, she was selected by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army to lead the stand-up of the Army’s electronic warfare capability. Over the last four years, she has been a determined advocate for the EW community at large, focusing on defining and building 21st century EW concepts. Colonel Buckhout holds a master’s degree in information systems management and in military arts and sciences. Her awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (twice), the Army MSM (four times), the Joint Commendation Medal and multiple service and Joint medals. Colonel Buckhout is a respected and energetic leader within the EW community. She has been a proud advocate for EW and the AOC and she has regularly addressed senior military and government leaders at service, joint, and international forums. From these experiences, she has developed a strategic understanding of the expanding role that EW and the AOC will play in the future. This summer, she will be retiring from the Army and taking a position in the EW industry. She recognizes the importance of building stronger bonds between our industry partners and key defense leaders, creating opportunities to allow frank discussion of service requirements. Colonel Buckhout represents the newest generation of the joint warfighter – well-schooled in the current and future fights and the encompassing capabilities of EW, IO and Cyber. If elected as your next AOC President, she will use her experience and insight to help the AOC continue its outstanding support of our soldiers, warfighters and national leaders. 49 CAPT Kenneth “Kilo” Parks, (USN Ret.) CAPT Kenneth “Kilo” Parks, (USN Ret.) has been actively engaged in the electronic warfare and information operations communities for more than 33 years and is well qualified for the position of President. He is a recognized leader both in and out of uniform. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration in 1976 and received his master’s degree from the Naval War College in 1999. After graduating, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy and reported for flight school training, earning his

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2010

JED - June 2010
Table of Contents
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Man-Portable COMINT
Technology Profile: RF Interconnect Solutions
EW 101
AOC Election Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Sales Offices
JED Quick Look

JED - June 2010