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message f ro m the p re s i d e nts Association of Old Crows 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314-1652 Phone: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-2589 PRESIDENT Chris Glaze VICE PRESIDENT Walter Wolf SECRETARY Joe “JJ” Johnson TREASURER Kenneth Parks AT LARGE DIRECTORS Richard Morgan David Hime Kenneth Parks Michael “Mick” Riley William “Buck” Clemons Steven Umbaugh Cliff Moody Linda Palmer Paul Westcott REGIONAL DIRECTORS Southern: Wes Heidenreich Central: Judith Westerheide Northeastern: Nino Amoroso Mountain-Western: Jesse “Judge” Bourque Mid-Atlantic: Bill Tanner International I: Col René Kaenzig, Swiss Air Force International II: Gerry Whitford Pacific: Joe “JJ” Johnson APPOINTED DIRECTORS Vince Battaglia Doug Swoish Robert Giesler IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Kermit Quick AOC STAFF Don Richetti Executive Director Norman Balchunas Director, Operations Mike Dolim Director, Association Services Carole H. Vann Director, Administration Shelley Frost Director, Meeting Services Kent Barker Director, Conferences Glorianne O’Neilin Director, Membership Operations Joel Harding Director, Information Operations Stew Taylor Marketing Manager Jackie Kelly Lee Conference Manager Tanya Miller Member and Chapter Support Manager Jennifer Bahler Registrar Justin O’Neilin IT Manager Natasha Miller Member Services NEW HORIZONS hen I began my Presidency last October, I made a “call to arms” to the Old Crows asking the membership to get engaged throughout your communities to advocate and educate your peers on the importance of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Information Operations (IO). As a result of your actions, the actions of your elected Board of Directors, and the hard work of the AOC Headquarters Staff, I am pleased to tell you that your Association is steadily growing in numbers and in its impact to the national security community. In the 31 years I have been associated with EW, I can’t think of a more exciting time for Electronic Warfare professionals than the one we are in right now. Having traveled throughout the United States and internationally this year, I can tell you that there is a global awareness of the importance of our profession and that awareness is driving doctrinal, materiel and organizational changes that promise new horizons for EW and IO. The expanding criticality of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) as a global commons in the 21st Century will assure the health of our profession for many decades to come because the expertise and experience resident in our Old Crows will actively be sought after. As I look back on my year as AOC President, I can say it has been one of great experiences; specifically, meeting and speaking with Old Crows from around the world. I want to thank you for your support and wish you the best, as I hand the baton to Walter Wolf. Our association couldn’t be in more capable, experienced hands. Non Videbunt. – Chris “Bulldog” Glaze s I begin my AOC presidency this October, my first order of business is to thank Chris for his insightful leadership and to the Board of Directors and AOC staff for their sound stewardship of the AOC over the past year, a year in which the AOC’s contribution to global security continued to show increasing relevance. Chris’s “call to arms” accelerated a sense of urgency as the global realization became apparent on how important the EMS is and how dependent we are on it. In 2011, I will continue the “sense of urgency” specifically in three key areas in a way that yields measurable successes in 2011. First, sustain the pace of increasing emphasis on the global perspective of the EMS by engaging the international community, initially in Europe. Second, enhance the AOC Education Foundation’s support to the AOC’s mission to advocate and educate by creating a sustaining foundation. This foundation will be supported by pillars of EW/IO training, AOC legacy initiatives and a national level scholarship/grant program. Third, revitalize the Senior Advisory Board with a specific 2011 task to perform a deep strategic review of probable EMS challenges in the 2015-plus time frame and how the AOC should posture itself to be a global leader to meet those challenges. In closing, clearly New Horizons are among us. The profound significance of the global nature of the EMS and the potential for interference demand an AOC that advocates and educates internationally. The AOC will continue to take leadership positions on many key issues dealing with the EMS and I challenge each of you to answer the “call to arms”, to be informed, be engaged and be active. – Walter Wolf W 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2010 A

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

JED - October 2010
The View From Here
From the Presidents
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
What’s Next in IED Jammers?
Electronic Warfare in Today’s Surface Navy
ELINT Receivers Tackle Dense Signal Environments
A Structural View of EM Spectrum Warfare
AOC News
Book Review
EW 101
Roost Profiles
AOC 2010 Award Winners
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - October 2010