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EVERY VOTE COUNTS: AOC Election Ends August 22 – Vote today!
Each of us is like an element in an array. We can be passive or we can be active. Voting is active. The more active elements, the greater the potential gain from the array. When we bring together all of the active elements of our AOC array the gain produces a very powerful signal. That high gain signal can be modulated to impact the entire Electromagnetic Warfare community. And it all starts with a single element – your vote. It is your responsibility to vote for those individuals and changes you deem appropriate to carry your organization forward. As a member of the Association of Old Crows, voting is both a privilege and a responsibility. Take advantage of the privilege and exercise your responsibility. Elections are currently open and will remain so until August 22.
You can see the candidate slate and motions online and in the July JED. To help you better understand the proposed constitutional change, the Board of Directors has issued the following message:
Your Constitution and Bylaw Vote of Approval is Vital to our AOC Future – Please Vote Now
AOC Members: It has been said we should never lose our faculty to dare, particularly in challenging times. We (i.e., YOU) have this opportunity now. After months of intensive discussion and review, the Association of Old Crows Board has enthusiastically approved the referendum to modify our legacy AOC Constitution and Bylaws to accommodate the growing sharing of the Electromagnetic environment between EW, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, Information Operations and certain Elements of Cyber Operations.
The process to change our AOC Constitution and Bylaws has to not only be approved by the AOC Board but also by a majority of the votes cast by the membership. This is your opportunity to cast your vote to approve this historic change to our mission, aim and purposes. The goal is to expand our mission and increase our relevance to the dynamic technologies impacting the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
This change in our Constitution and Bylaws also better aligns us with our NATO and Coalition partners who have already adopted the realities of Cyber operations into the Electromagnetic Spectrum. As Gen. Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) emphasized during last year's AOC International Convention, nothing has impacted modern warfare operations greater than cyber operations. The fact that so much of our heritage EW mission complements, supports and aligns with Cyber ISR and Cyber Attack Operations, the synergy of EW and Cyber will enable future game changing breakthroughs and accelerate deployment of significantly mature EW/Cyber related technologies. The Defense Science Board is finishing up its 2013 Summer Study on Evaluating 21st Century Military Operations in a Complex Electromagnetic Environment. They are primarily focused on how Cyber and EW technologies can be quickly harvested to retain our unquestioned asymmetric advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. Your vote "For" the change in our AOC mission, aims and purpose is a critical step in preserving our legacy and ensuring our future. Thank you!