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OUR SYMPOSIUM AGENDA IS ONE YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! Register Now for the 49th Annual AOC Symposium & Convention
The 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, "Arming the Spectrum Warrior," is about a month a way, September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. Hotel rooms for key nights are selling out quickly, so secure your travel now! Also, check out the updated agenda, register for on-site courses, book your travel and register now!


"Unveiling the Unified Command Plan for the EMS Warrior"

"Developing the Joint Force for 2020"
"Big Data. New Physics. The Ultimate 'Weak Signal' Detection Weapon"

"Imagining the Next Evolution of National Security"

UPDATED AGENDA AND SPEAKERS: Discuss Critical Issues at the Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations Conference, October 16-18 in Honolulu
The Information Operations Institute and the Association of Old Crows are proud to present this conference on the hottest topic facing the world today and in the future: the Pacific Rim. Sessions include topics on the South China Sea and surrounding waterways of global significance.


Mr. Austin Branch, OSD (Policy)
Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf, USAF (Ret.)
Ambassador (Ret) Lauren Kahea Moriarty
Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez
Ambassador Brian Carlson

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This international conference brings experts from the U.S., Japan, Korea and other countries to discuss the issues affecting this area, new concepts of operations (air, sea, land battle concept), with a concentration on programming and budget areas. The South China Sea is an area of primary concern for many nations and it is critical that all nations come together to build viable joint concepts and ensure the programming funding is in place to bring the concepts to fruition.
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ROUND OUT YOUR EDUCATION IN PHOENIX with On-Site Courses at the 49th Annual AOC Symposium in Phoenix!
Make the most of your AOC Convention trip by planning now to take one of the convenient on-site courses planned for Phoenix. Register for your course when you register for convention and take advantage of early savings!
Full Convention Details

September 18-21
: Electronic Warfare Update Course
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September 20-21: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
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September 22-23: Modeling and Simulation Course
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September 22-23: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications
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September 25: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
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September 27-28
: Radar for Electronic Warfare Professionals Course
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September 27-28: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
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EDUCATING THE SPECTRUM WARRIOR: Make Plan Now to Attend the Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management Conference this November in Florida!
This inaugural conference addresses key Special Operation's concerns about tomorrow’s EMS battlespace, specifically the programming, planning and execution of operational Special Operations Forces within the EMS across all domains. This highly charged aspect of the conference will have presentations from SOF senior leaders, operators and programmers. Declining SOF budgets make it imperative that government, industry and academia come together to demonstrate innovation in speedy acquisition and development of critical EMS enabling capabilities.

EW ASIA 2012: The Future of Electronic Warfare in the ASEAN and Pacific Regions
EW Asia 2012 will build on the success of last year's inaugural event when more than 300 attendees and 20 leading exhibitors met in Singapore. On November 27-28 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, government, military commanders, military operators, politicians, scientists, academics and the industry will come together to discuss the latest developments in EW and related EM capabilities, such as ISTAR, communications and SIGINT across all war-fighting domains. EW Asia 2012 will also provide the opportunity for international industry to explore the possibilities in the rapidly expanding markets in the ASEAN region.

This year’s event will feature conference sessions over two days (November 27-28), social and networking events and a dedicated exhibition area. The AOC welcomes the opportunity to work with a new logistics partner, Tangent Link, which has considerable expertise in the region and in EW and related events.
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MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND the AOC Land EW Conference, December 11-13 in Quantico, VA
Within many military circles, it is becoming more and more evident that the electromagnetic spectrum and its manipulation, with a variety of toolsets, will dictate the actions of commanders in the 21st century. Whether monitoring a ground radar or leading from an operations center, the increased attention revolving around cyberspace and activities associated with the information environment are warranted given their ability to manipulate a commander’s perception of the battlefield. From an EMS perspective, the challenge is twofold: identifying the right technologies and then institutionalizing their use. Effective manipulation of the EMS requires that members clearly understand their roles and responsibilities so as to ensure spectrum activities support commander’s intent.

History has demonstrated that commanders who shape their battlefield, thereby dictating the tempo of operations, will eventually emerge victorious. However, history also has proven that control of a single war-fighting domain does not allow a commander to dictate terms within the battlespace. It is the combining of arms in all of the domains that has proven the most effective in eventually defeating or placating an adversary.

The AOC Land EW Conference provides focus on technological and organizational efforts, from land component perspective toward meeting these ends. Sessions and demonstrations provide evidence of how the U.S. and Allied services are implementing technology and changing organizational paradigms in order to manipulate the EMS environment.

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September 19-20, 2012 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

DSI Military Tactical Communications Summit
DSI’s Military Tactical Communications Summit is designed as an educational and training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. military and U.S. civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The Summit will focus on an agile approach to modernizing secure, networked and interoperable tactical communications systems.

Subject Matter Expert Speakers Include:
  • Dr. Ronald Jost , DASD,C3 Space and Spectrum DoD
  • Dr. Reginald Brothers, DASD, Research, OSD AT&L
  • Mr. Stan Newberry, SES, Director, AFC2IC
  • Col. Mark Elliott,USA, Director, LandWarNet/Mission Command

To take advantage of the 25 percent discount for AOC members, simply use "AOC25" in the Coupon Code portion of the registration page.

DSI Military Mobile Power Summit
Defense Strategies Institute’s Military Mobile Power Summit will bring together selected technology, engineering and requirements offices, along with high-level thought leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices in a forum for the discussion of current and future energy and power initiatives. The theme for the Summit is "Increasing Sustainability & Lowering Cost: Renewable and Advanced Power Needs."

Featured Speakers Include:
  • Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment
  • Col. Paul E. Roege, Chief, Operational Energy Office DCS G4, U.S. Army
  • Col. Pete Newell, Director, U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force
  • Col. Bruce B. McPeak, Director of Materiel Systems Combined Arms Support Command

To take advantage of the 25 percent discount for AOC members, simply use "AOC25" in the Coupon Code portion of the registration page.

The AOC is pleased to announce the results of its July election and welcomes the newly elected board members. The new president will take office in fall 2013, the remaining directors take office this September. 

Wayne Shaw
– President-Elect
Lt. Col. Todd M. Caruso – At-Large Director
Vickie (Burkett) Greenier – At-Large Director
Paul Westcott – At-Large Director

Douglas Lamb – Mid-Atlantic Region Director
Joe Koesters – Central Region Director
Joe Hulsey – Pacific Region Director

Congratulations to the new president-elect and directors!
THE BEST IN EW: AOC 2012 Award Winners

Click here to see the AOC 2012 Individual Award winners!

  • Outstanding Unit - Air Force: 55th Electronic Combat Group
  • Outstanding Unit - Army:  2HBCT 1ID EW Cell
  • Outstanding Unit - Coast Guard: Coast Guard Computer Incident Response Team
  • Outstanding Unit - Marine Corps - IO: 1st Marine Division (Forward) Regimental Team 5
  • Outstanding Unit - Marine Corps - Aviation: Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4
  • Outstanding Unit Marine Corps - Ground EW: 3D RADIO BATTALION (3D RADBN)
  • Outstanding Unit - NATO - EW Operations: FS JEAN BART
  • Outstanding Unit - NATO - EW Support: NATO EMMITER DATABASE (NEDB)
  • Outstanding Unit Award - Navy - Aviation: VAQ-132
  • Outstanding Unit Award - Navy - Surface/Sub: USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64)
  • Outstanding Unit - Navy - Shore: CTF - 1030

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