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If you want to be in-the-know and discover answers to your questions, join us as we bring you best-in-class leaders to engage our community. A front-row seat at six sessions, each one-hour long with top leadership in military and coalition forces - an opportunity never offered before.

  • Face-Time: An hour sit-down with EMSO VIPs to learn from and interact with - an invaluable experience to start your new year off right.
  • Issue Briefs: After each session, you will be sent an issue brief summarizing the talk, further expanding your knowledge on the subject.
  • Virtual Discussion Group: To keep building on the experience, you will be added to an online forum to continue the conversation. You can pose new questions to the group, share insights from your own experiences, and network with other members of your industry.

Kicks off January 6 with General Hyten. Get registered now at



The report is in response to a requirement in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed last year, to assess the Defense Department’s EMS strategy. The nearly 10-month assessment resulted in GAO making five recommendations, including that DOD should identify processes and procedures, reform governance structures, assign leadership for strategy implementation, and develop oversight processes. The report is another key development this year that also saw the release of the DOD EMS Superiority Strategy and reform provisions that will be included in the FY 2021 NDAA. AOC Advocacy will to provide updates and analysis on this report and other related initiatives in the coming weeks.

AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare and give you the chance to use up your end of the year budget.

There are 16 courses available from world-class EW educators representing a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!

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Register now for the course RF Theory for Electronic Support Operations with Dr. Patrick Ford. This course will now be taking place on March 22-26, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT.
All AOC courses are 100% online, so you can access this course no matter where you are! Learn more and register.

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AOC Virtual Series webinars provide learning, advocacy and networking opportunities, helping the EMSO community stay connected and informed. Hear from subject-matter experts in each of these upcoming 2021 webinars.

January 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
An Overview of IADS (Integrated Air Defense Systems)

January 28, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
When Crows Break Codes

February 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
From Sarissa To Cyber Warfare

February 25, 2:-00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
HF meets Big Data – Intercept in an era of HF Renaissance

March 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Cyber Electromagnetic Activites and Signals Intelligence: a Command and Control framework

March 25, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
The Year in Review - GPS/PNT Disruptions and Improvements

View the complete 2021 schedule.

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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

Internship Opportunities

- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire

- Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members

Featured Jobs:

- Electronic Warfare / Electromagnetic Spectrum Specialist – Valiant Integrated Services LLC –  Langley, AFB, VA, United States
- Electronic Warfare Planner – Booz Allen Hamilton – Stuttgart, Germany
- Software Performance Algorithm Developer – West Lafayette, IN; Huntsville, AL; Andover, MA; Cypress, CA, United States

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Chapter News

Our Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President Matthew Bryant, and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events we have planned for this year's symposium. you will find symposium details, including our complete schedule of events and contact information.

Download a complete schedule of events here.

To register for the symposium, click here. We highly recommend that you first read our brief list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the registration process.


Mr. Matt Bryant, AFLCMC/WNY chief engineer and immediate past president of the Dixie Crow Chapter, presented Ms. Karen Brigance with the 2020 Dixie Crow Exemplar Award. Karen first joined AOC in 1982. She served two terms as president of the Dixie Crow Chapter, served as current past president for four years, and chairperson for four Dixie Crow EW/IO Technical Symposiums. Karen has served as southern regional director on the AOC board of directors for three years and is about to start her second three-year term. Karen was chair for the AOC Audit and Inspection Committee and is an active member of the AOC Membership and Awards committees.

Karen began her career in the Electronic Warfare Directorate in 1982, working in the Tactical ECM Unit supporting the ALQ-119 RF jamming pod. In January 1990, she moved to DET 8 behind the green door as the program manager for a new development SIGINT system. In 1999, she began leading the Exploitation Division in the U-2 Management Directorate, which provided support to the U-2 Dragon Lady’s ground processing stations, airborne sensors and data links...

Industry News

The Department of Defense is in danger of failing to meet its goals to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum battle space due to poor oversight and lack of leaders assigned to implement its recently updated strategy, the government’s watchdog asserts. (C4ISRNET)


The Air Force’s new electromagnetic spectrum warfare wing will exploit new software-based communications and sensor grids to quickly and more broadly answer electronic warfare challenges, but operators should not expect that a single-point approach to EMS warfare is coming, the unit’s incoming commander said Dec. 9. (Air Force Magazine)


Simple shifts in how the Pentagon approaches its electromagnetic spectrum tools could offer the U.S. superiority needed to best adversaries that have figured out over the last decade how achieve their own advantages, leaders have said. (Navy Times)


The combat air force must shift its culture from a focus on short-term combat to one of long-term competition, Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mark D. Kelly said Dec. 11. He is tasking 16th Air Force—the organization in charge of information warfare—with leading that transition. (Air Force Magazine)

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