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2011 Election Guide Candidates for President-Elect Vote for One (1) Lt Gen Robert J. Elder, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Robert Elder joined the research faculty at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering following his retirement from the Air Force in 2009. As the Commander of 8th Air Force and US Strategic Command’s Global Strike Component, he was responsible for nine wings and one direct reporting unit with 270 aircraft and 41,000 active duty, civilian, and reserve personnel. General Elder was the first commander of Air Force Network Operations and led the development of the cyberspace mission for the Air Force. He possesses combat experience as an air operations center commander with 83 combat flying hours and has held senior staff positions in Washington, Europe, and the Middle East. General Elder served as the Commandant of the Air War College, and holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Detroit. General Elder was appointed an AOC Director in 2009, and was elected as an At Large Director in 2010. He was the principle author of the AOC White Paper, “21st Century Electronic Warfare,” and now chairs the AOC’s Senior Advisory Board. He has been an AOC member since 1982. support operations include operations UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, DENY FLIGHT, ALLIED FORCE, NOBLE ANVIL, PROVIDE HOPE, JOINT ENDEAVOR, ENDURING FREEDOM and other unnamed operations. During that time, Mr. Bourque served as the Special Operations expert for four deployed combat staffs, supporting operations in Bosnia, Somalia, Serbia, and Haiti. After his aviation service, he was posted to the Air Force IO Center, from which he was promptly deployed to OIF to serve as the Director of the MNC-I EW Cell. During this deployment, he deconstructed and rebuilt existing processes, increased asset availability/efficiency, added operators to the Cell, resulting in increased support to SOF, shifted focus from reactive to proactive use of EW assets, and reduced numbers of Coalition Force killed and wounded. As a result of his efforts, Mr. Bourque was requested by name to help build US Strategic Command’s newly reinstated Joint Electronic Warfare Center, as its Operations Officer. During this posting, his expertise in EW, planning, organizational dynamics, operational analysis, communication, presentation and networking were directly responsible for elevating the flagging condition of Joint EW to the attention of officers and civilians at the highest levels of the Department of Defense. Since 2008, Mr. Bourque has served on the AOC’s Board of Directors, actively engaging in discussions shaping the status and future directions of the Association. In recognition of his contributions, he was appointed and now serves as the Association’s Secretary on the Executive Committee, indicating the exceptional faith and trust placed in him by the most senior members of the Association’s leadership. His 57 career military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (4), Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal (5), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (2), Combat Readiness Medal (5), Air Force Recognition Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4), Global War on Terrorism Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO Medal, et al. The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2011 71 Lt Col Jesse Bourque, Jr., USAF (Ret.) Jesse Bourque served 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in June 2010. As a career Electronic Warfare Officer, he flew the AC-130H Spectre Gunship and MC-130H Combat Talon II for nearly 3,000 total hours over 15 years of continuous combat-ready aviation service, in near constant contact with members of the military services of numerous US Allied and partner nations. His combat/operational deployments and combat

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2011

JED - June 2011
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The World’s SIGINT Aircraf
Upgrading Fighter Aircraft
Country Profi le: France’s EW Programs
Technology Survey: Airborne Dispensers and IR Expendables
EW 101
2011 AOC Election Guide
AOC Membership Page
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - June 2011