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The next session of the AOC Discussions | EMSO Leadership series that was scheduled for today with Air Chief Marshal Peach has been rescheduled for March 3 at 11:30 AM ET. Unfortunately, this is just the nature of the business when having such high profile speakers who must put their “day jobs” first.

Our next session will be on February 10 at 1:00 PM ET with Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette
Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (ASA(ALT)) & Army Acquisition Executive (AAE).

View the full schedule and register now.

Are you interested in adding to our program for CEMA 2021? We are seeking original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how to fight and win decisively against any adversary in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict through the employment of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) capabilities.

Focus on the Future
(MDO 2035 and Beyond)
By 2035, as the Joint Force responds to adversaries contesting international norms in either competition or armed conflict, it will conduct operations in an emerging operational environment shaped by four interrelated characteristics: adversaries are contesting all domains, the EMS, and the information environment and U.S. dominance is not assured. This event will focus on DOTMLPF considerations for an MDO 2035 ready Army and how emerging technologies in electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires will support such operational formations.

For more information, visit crows.org/cema2021.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is coming up soon. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, February 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
From Sarissa To Cyber Warfare
Presented by: Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

This webinar will survey the history of decisive military technologies that have caused a Revolution in Military Affairs, resulting not only in new tactics and strategies but changing the course of civilization and world history. For example, ancient Macedonia’s King Phillip II (382-336 BC) introduction of the sarrisa—a spear measuring about 18 feet in length, much longer than those used by any other army of antiquity—became the basis for a revolutionary new military formation, the Macedonian Phalanx, that enabled Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) to conquer the known world, spread Greek culture, and transform civilization into the Hellenistic Age (323-31 BC). The webinar is inspired by, and will seek to update and expand upon, strategic thinker Bernard Brodie’s classic 1962 book “From Crossbow To H-Bomb: The Evolution of the Weapons and Tactics of Warfare” that contributed to the development of nuclear deterrence and arms control as “the answer” to the Revolution in Military Affairs caused by the invention of nuclear weapons. Most of the course will focus on the present era and the future, on new military technologies that could potentially cause a Revolution in Military Affairs and potentially change the course of civilization. 

Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.

 
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Back and better than ever. The AOC’s EMS Virtual Summit was so highly successful in 2020 we are bringing it back in 2021.

This one-day Virtual EMS Summit will have sessions and discussions that focus on Collaborative Electromagnetic Warfare, Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare, and other EW related topics.

Registration will be opening in late February.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

  

AOC Raytheon STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

A fundamental part of the AOC's mission is investing in the next generation of Crows. One of the most significant ways we do this is by providing the AOC/Raytheon Scholarship to sophomore and junior year college students. We provide two scholarships annually, each in the amount of $12,500, to students studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2021-2022 school year and must apply by April 31, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

 

US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship Program

The Cyber Corps Warrant Officers Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to US Army Cyber Corps (i.e., 170A, 170B, and 170D) warrant officers. Awards range from $1,500 to $3,000. To qualify, applicants must be a CW3 or under, demonstrate excellent promotion potential, be in the Cyber Warfare or Electronic Warfare (EW) workforce, have a minimum of two years left on active duty, and be eligible and accepted to attend a Masters or PhD program. Applications are due by March 31, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

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Chapter News

John Shawhan has been selected as a 2020 Dixie Crow Exemplar. The selection is long overdue but well deserved. John has been member of the Association of Old Crows since 1983 while he was working at the Kittyhawk Chapter in Dayton, Ohio. 

John has faithfully served the Dixie Crow Chapter since 1988. He is a long-time local chapter board member and has served over six years as Chapter treasurer. John also served as an outstanding Technical Programs Chairman for the annual Dixie Crow Symposium for many years.

  

The Dixie Crow Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President Adam Delestowicz, and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events Dixie Crow Symposium 45 has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations trade show.

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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.

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:

- Software Engineer (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company –  Tukwila, WA, United States
- Senior Software Engineer – The Boeing Company –  Tukwila, WA, United States
- Electronic Warfare/Electronic Protection Analyst – Lukos LLC – Tampa, FL, United States

 
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Industry News
  

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is pushing the Air Staff to publish an electromagnetic spectrum warfare strategy in the spring, saying USAF has been “asleep at the wheel” for nearly three decades. (Air Force Magazine)

  

The Army’s first Multi-Domain Task Force is charting an unknown path to help reshape how the total force fights and wins on future battlefields, its commander said Wednesday. (US Army)

  

The head of the Pentagon's counter-drone effort wants every soldier -- from cooks to riflemen -- trained to fight off swarms of enemy unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, capable of inflicting casualties on combat units. (Military.com)

The U.S. Navy has asked industry for insights to help inform an analysis effort seeking to identify potential vertical lift alternatives as it prepares to replace its existing fleet of Sikorsky-built MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters and Northrop Grumman-made MQ-8B/C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles, FlightGlobal reported Friday. (Executive Biz)

  

The Pentagon has tapped the software expertise of three top U.S. universities to assess what still must be done to fix balky software on Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons system. (Bloomberg)
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The Air Force is looking into flipping the cost curve when it comes to defeating adversaries by focusing on electronic or nonkinetic capabilities as opposed to missiles. (C4ISRNET)

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