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message f ro m the p re s i d e nt MOVING THE AOC FORWARD Fellow Crows, Association of Old Crows 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314-1652 Phone: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-2589 PRESIDENT Robert Elder VICE PRESIDENT Wayne Shaw SECRETARY Robin Vanderberry TREASURER Charles Benway AT-LARGE DIRECTORS Michael Oates David Hime Tony Lisuzzo Lisa Frugé Ron Hahn Robin Vanderbury Todd Caruso Vickie Greenier Paul Westcott REGIONAL DIRECTORS Southern: Wes Heidenreich Central: Joe Koesters Northeastern: Charles Benway Mountain-Western: John Wikheim Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb Pacific: Joe Hulsey International I: Robert Andrews International II: Gerry Whitford IO: Al Bynum PAST PRESIDENT Laurie Buckhout AOC STAFF Stew Taylor Don Richetti Exhibits Manager Executive Director Norman Balchunas Director, Operations Mike Dolim Director, Education Shelley Frost Director, Logistics Kent Barker Conferences Director/ FSO Glorianne O’Neilin Director, Member Services Tony Ramos Director, Communications Brock Sheets Director, Marketing John Clifford Director, Global Programs Tanya Miller Member and Chapter Support Manager Jennifer Bahler Registrar Keith Jordan IT Manager Glenda M. ReyesMontanez Business Manager reyes-montanez@ Tasha Miller Membership Assistant Miranda Fulk Logistics Coordinator Lauren Stewart Logistics Coordinator Bridget Whyde Marketing/ Communications Assistant I 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2012 t is truly a privilege to serve as your president for the coming year. In preparation, I led a year-long “balanced scorecard” strategic planning effort to help the board and international headquarters staff understand and prioritize the needs of all AOC members. Each element of the strategy is assigned to a committee for implementation with board-approved metrics to track progress. We are just beginning this journey, so we are seeking your feedback, particularly on the CY13 focus areas and initiatives. Members told us that they want AOC to be the voice of electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) and information operations (IO), so we revised the AOC vision: “To serve as the international advocate for EM spectrum operations and associated capabilities in all operational domains.” Members also told us that they particularly value AOC’s ability to advocate on their behalf, so the committee revised the mission: “To advance international policy, plans, programs, and professional development related to EMS operations and associated capabilities in all operational domains.” Three elements of the strategy underpin the mission and vision: (1) Develop and advocate AOC international community positions, (2) inform and communicate the need to control and exploit EM spectrum and information for effective operations in contested or degraded environments and (3) provide international expertise on EW, EMSO and IO. As a result, the board adopted the following three AOC focus areas for CY13: (1) Improve communications among internal AOC stakeholders; (2) improve advocacy with external AOC stakeholders; and (3) expand rank and file member participation to increase recruiting and retention of the next generation of AOC leaders. Now is the time to celebrate AOC’s past 50 years, but also to position AOC for its next 50 years. The key CY13 initiatives are: (1) Monthly Chapter President teleconferences with board members and international staff; (2) implementation of technical committee “e-workshops” led by expertise drawn from the chapters; (3) a refocusing of the conferences program to place greater emphasis on position development and (4) formation of partnerships to increase support for the AOC mission at lower costs. The board’s top priority is to ensure member confidence in AOC leadership. For this reason, the board is reviewing all AOC management processes, conducting a thorough audit of all CY12 expenditures, and will meet more frequently to provide additional oversight. It is also revising the budget process for CY13 to provide a better assessment of return on investment for all AOC activities. We want your participation in this process! Familiarize yourself with the AOC website ( and visit the member information tabs. In particular, take advantage of the social media links to collaborate with fellow members or provide inputs. We look forward to hearing from you. – Bob Elder

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2012

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Pacing the Anti-Ship Missile Threat
Cognition: EW Gets Brainy
Inside IEWS
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - October 2012