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We are excited to announce the results of this year's AOC Board of Directors elections! As an AOC member, you decide the future of this organization every time you participate in elections. 

Thank you to everyone who voted! Below are this year’s election results.

Total number of eligible voters – 12,323
Total members voted – 1,357
Percentage of Voters – 11.01%

President Elect – 3 Candidates

Glenn “Powder” Carlson – 36.48 %

2nd Place -  30.14 %
3rd Place – 26.46 %

At-Large Director – 8 Candidates – Only two could be selected

Brian Hinkley – 28.81 %
Haruko Kawahigashi  –  28.51 %

3rd Place – 27.70% 
4th Place –  27.45%
5th Place –   21.59%

Pacific Region  – 2 candidates

Rick Lu – 51.49 %

International  Region I  – 1 candidate

Sue Robertson

 

In order to design effective countermeasures – ones that produce significant miss distance – an understanding of the target of those countermeasures is required. In most cases that target is a tracking radar, which this webinar will seek to explain in order to promote an understanding of the interaction between the signal a radar receives and the track it creates. 

The presentation will start with a discussion of the radar as sensor and how it measures the range, Doppler, azimuth and elevation to a target. The values quantified by the radar will then be explored in the context of tracking systems, from simple α-β trackers to Kalman filters and more.

Finally, these tracking systems will be brought together in the context of modern Single-Target Tracking (STT) radars and Track-While-Scan (TWS) systems. Examples of STT and TWS systems will be discussed, along with how they could effectively be deceived. 

 

The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors. Learn from subject matter experts and influencers from military, government, academia and industry who will speak to a multitude of topics around the theme of “Building the EMS Enterprise”. Whether it is from a main stage keynoter, a breakout session panelist, or an Innovation Stage message, plan to walk away equipped with the latest developments in technology and governance in pursuit of EMS capability superiority.

Click here to register!

Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Office Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO)
- James A. Faist, SES, 
Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Major General David Krumm, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General Giuseppe Sgamba, Assistant Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff

 
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Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson 
|  7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019  |  Web Course
This course introduces the audience to radar systems in a military context, with a focus on search and tracking radars associated with modern day threats.

The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Dr. Patrick Ford
  |  8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019  |  Web Course
This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process.

Space EW
Dave Adamy  |  9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019  |  Web Course
In the eight sessions of the Course, we will cover the nature of EW in space and go on to work practical EW problems appropriate to the space environment. 

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations.

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.

Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
Kyle Davidson  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart  |  2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020  |  Web Course
This course offers a comprehensive overview of modern electronic (EW) warfare systems, technology, and techniques. The domains of electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection will all be explored.

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REGISTER HERE!

Two-day classified event to provide a forum for EMW professionals from the military, government, industry, and academic fields to discuss:

1. How our adversaries are challenging our dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS)
2. Current EMW capabilities being explored to ensure our dominance is maintained
3. Integration of capabilities into a warfare system

Speakers Announced

Mr. Bryan Clark - Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Dr. John Burrow - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDTE)

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.

 

On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

General John M. “Mike” Murray - Commanding General, US Army Futures Command (Invited)
LTG Scott David Berrier, United States Army - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-2 (Intelligence) - (Invited)
Lt. General Stephen Fogarty, USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command (invited)
The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (invited)
MG John Morrison, USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited)
Brigadier General Robert M. Collins - PEO IEWS

Online registration begins July 15!

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.

 
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Chapter News

The theme for the UNCLASSIFIED portion of the 2019 Pacific Information Operations Symposium, “Countering Coercion: The Role of Information Operations,” examines the Indo-Pacific Information Environment (IE) to understand how coercion and malign influence diminish the effectiveness of deterrence. Following last year’s symposium focus on how Information Operations could support effective deterrence, this year’s theme will examine how comprehensive coercion undermines effective deterrence of adversaries and assurance of allies and partners. The symposium will examine how to counter the erosive effects of coercion and malign influence from weakening or negating friendly force inform and influence efforts, preserving confidence in the cohesion of our Alliances and national capabilities to defend sovereignty from multiple attack vectors.

CALL FOR PAPERS

USINDOPACOM J39 and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 8th Pacific IO Symposium / USINDOPACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the United States, and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the symposium theme.

Presentations must be UNCLASSIFIED, or FOUO releasable for the unclassified sessions. Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (October 11th) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level. 

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret., via e-mail at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil if you are interested in speaking or want more information. Submissions are due Wednesday, July 31.

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The Palmetto Roost has announced the establishment of the Rosemary Wenchel Memorial Scholarship at Charleston Southern University. 

In memory of friend and mentor, Rosemary Wenchel, the scholarship will support a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at Charleston Southern University. Mrs. Wenchel was a leader, mentor, and friend to so many, and the Palmetto Roost endeavors to honor her legacy through this scholarship program.

Want to make a contribution to this scholarship?

Contribute online: www.charlestonsouthern.edu/giving
Checks can be mailed to: Charleston Southern University
Development Office | PO Box 118087 | Charleston, SC 29423

Contact Cady Nell Keener, Assistant Vice President for Development & Special Gifts, for additional questions at ckeener@csuniv.edu or 843-685-2725.

  

The Granite State Roost held their annual Fisher Cats baseball game event on Friday evening, 21 June, as the NH Fisher Cats took on the Trenton Thunder.  Many attendees arrived early to participate in the opening ceremony by presenting the American flag during the National Anthem.  With the help of the American Legion Post 7, they folded the flag after the game.  The evening’s weather was perfect, with a breeze, beautiful sunset and cool temperatures.  The event, held on the first base party deck, included an all you can eat buffet of traditional baseball fare; attendees were treated to a fireworks display after the game. (Photos courtesy of Christine Patton)

The Granite State Roost continues to provide opportunities for interaction among its membership by holding social events throughout the year.  For additional information about the Granite State Roost, contact the chapter president, Mr. Duane Beaulieu at duane.a.beaulieu@baesystems.com.

Careers

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:

- Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD | Cincinnati & Beavercreek, OH | Rolling Meadows, IL | Camarillo, Pt Mugu & China Lake, CA, United States
- Staff Systems Engineer- Infra-Red Missile Warning Systems – Elbit Systems – Ft. Worth, TX, United States | Merrimack, NH, United States
- Electrical Antenna Engineer – Meggitt Baltimore – Baltimore, MD, United State

 
Industry News
  

The Marine Corps recently found that pairing scout snipers, well-known for their stealth and deadly aim, with electronics wizards from a little-known and secretive discipline doesn’t mean sacrificing the ability to sneak around the battlefield. It may even enhance it. (Stars and Stripes)

  

U.S. Navy aerial electronic warfare (EW) experts are taking the next step in developing a complete pod solution for low-band tactical RF jammers intended to enable Navy EA-18G Growler carrier-based aircraft to foil enemy counter-stealth radar systems. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)

  

United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit is chronically late delivering engines for the Pentagon’s costliest program, the F-35, raising questions about whether the company is ready for a surge to full-rate production scheduled for next year. (Bloomberg)

Evans Capacitor Company
  

Several Air Force installations with strategic assets are now armed with systems to protect against small unmanned aircraft that might loiter nearby. Steve Wert, the Air Force’s digital program executive officer helping to roll out counter-UAS systems, said the service had fielded initial capabilities to an undisclosed number of US Strategic Command and Air Force Global Strike Command sites. (Air Force Magazine)

  

Italian F-35s flew training flights with American and British F-35s over southern Italy on Tuesday, ending a busy few days for joint training by nations flying the stealth fighter. The day kicked off with two Italian aircraft taking off from Amendola Air Base in the heel of Italy alongside two RAF F-35Bs, marking the first joint exercise between the nations. (Defense News)