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Starting this year, AOC will showcase five young professionals as the year's Future 5, recognizing those who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry

Joshua Kojak
Signals Analysis NCOIC

Piotr Kulik
Senior RF Engineer

Ryan Loehrlein


Rachel Norris Brody
Radar Staff Systems Engineer

Ethan Skemp
Chemical Engineer


Find out more about this year's winners.

AOC 2022
2022 Theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era

Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field.

Register Now

Become a volunteer
Offer a helping hand to help make AOC 2022 a success! We're looking for volunteers to help us fill roles throughout the three-day event. Learn More and Sign Up

Become a Sponsor
AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product or company to our audience. Contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or

2022 AOC BOD Election
The 2022 AOC Board of Directors Election will take place in September.

Open positions

  • At-Large Director (2 slots available)
  • Pacific Region Director
  • Northwestern Region Director
  • International Region I Director

Learn more about the candidates

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach
Sept. 12-28 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m. EDT

This course will cover how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in electronic warfare (EW). AI enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions with complex and novel emitters. The course will discuss AI-based situation assessment techniques for electronic support (ES), including characterization, classification, patterns of life and intent recognition. The course will cover decision-making techniques for electronic protect (EP), electronic attack (EA) and electronic battle management (EBM), including optimization, temporal tradeoffs and distributed coordination. The course will describe how to handle real-time, in-mission learning, motivate why this capability is crucial and discuss how to evaluate a system that learns during a mission. It will cover data management approaches and system architecture. The course is based on the book "Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach."

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8 Simple Rules for Executing Joint EW
Sept. 1 | 2–3 p.m. ET

Based on a classified block of instruction once delivered at the Joint Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) Center course, these eight unclassified "rules" are the distillation of a year's experience by AOC Past President, Wayne Shaw, in the Middle East running the US Central Command's EW Coordination Center (EWCC). They are as follows:

• Rule No. 1: Intelligence and ISR integration;
• Rule No. 2: Leverage lessons learned (i.e., know before you go);
• Rule No. 3: Unmanned systems — learn 'em, love 'em;
• Rule No. 4: Venture forth/be bold;
• Rule No. 5, Jammer Control Authority (JCA), Joint Restricted Frequency Lists (JRFLs), Joint Spectrum Interference Resolution (JSIRs) and Joint Urgent Operations Needs Statements (JUONS);
• Rule No. 6: The power of three (i.e., J-3);
• Rule No. 7: Electronic Order of Battle (EOB), EW Integrated Reprogramming (EWIR) and Education on EMI;
• Rule No. 8: Widgets and websites.

These rules will be further explained in the webinar. They are based on real-world experience running at EWCC at the Operational Level of Military Operations balancing EW requirements between active wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For those currently serving in the current version of an EWCC or the Joint EMS Operations Cell (JEMSOCs) this webinar should prove to be useful. To those about to deploy somewhere downrange, this webinar will help you be ready to spring into action on Day 1. And for those in industry supporting JEMSOCs or those in NATO EWCCs this webinar will be insightful to the breadth of issues faced by executing the mission of JEMSOCs (US) or EWCCs (NATO).

Save Your Seat

AOC Continues to Connect Electromagnetic Warfare Practitioners, Industry Partners, Policymakers and Procurement Decision-Makers.

The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.

Now more than ever, it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.

Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions, and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.

Learn More

We know it's hard to stay up-to-date on new advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry. That's why we created the Product Showcase, a monthly collection of the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners. View the latest issue using the link below!

Learn more

Be Featured in the Next Product Showcase Issue | Contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222.


How Are We Doing With Army EW?

Host Ken Miller sits down with Eric Colon, Director, Strategic Solutions for EW and Cyber at Corvus Consulting, LLC. Eric is a senior subject-matter expert on the evolution of Army electronic warfare and cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA). Ken and Eric discuss how the Army is facing and array of complex threats stemming from China, Russia and other peer competitors. Now more than a decade since the inception of the Army EW structure that we know today, how is the Army addressing these challenges stemming from this new concept of an “invisible battlefield?” They also delve into the Army EW budget currently before Congress and lessons that the Army is learning from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Start Listening


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

Featured Jobs:

•  Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom

Senior Principal Firmware Engineer - EW *50K Sign-on Bonus* — Raytheon — Annapolis Junction, Maryland

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
SpectraScopeRT - Windows based spectrum analyzer application requiring no programming and allows for integrated operational control of both the downconverter receiver and the digitizer for signal capture, analysis, recordings. Analysis displays include IQ Time Domain, Frequency Domain, I Spectrum, IQ Power Spectrum, Constellation Plot, Spectrogram Plot, Persistence Plot, and Histogram Plot. Multiple windows can be shown simultaneously with auto tile and cascade options or manually sized and placed as desired.
Click here for additional details!
Meggitt Baltimore, Inc
W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News

August Issue Highlights:

Cover Story: USMC EMSO Evolves


• Digitizer and Multifunction RF Boards for SIGINT and EW

• EW 101: Pulse Compression by Barker Code


The US Army plans to launch a testing campaign aimed at creating a direct avenue to field new capabilities more rapidly. (Defense News)


The US believes Russian officials have begun training on drones in Iran over the last several weeks, the latest sign that Russia intends to purchase the systems as the war in Ukraine continues. (CNN)