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

General Chris Badia
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, German Air Force, NATO
General Chris Badia was born in Bavaria on Sept. 28, 1963. After finishing school, he joined the German Air Force as a cadet in 1984 to become a jet pilot and officer. Trained in the US between 1986 and 1987 his first assignment led him to Fighter Wing 71 “Richthofen.” General Badia gained experience for eight years as a fighter pilot before taking his first command as Squadron Commander of the 1st Sqd. of that Wing between 1996 and 1998.
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Dr. Eric Haseltine
Author, Futurist, former NSA
Dr. Eric Haseltine has held several senior executive positions in private industry and the public sector. For the past few years, he has been developing completely new forms of digital media, entertainment and advertising, in addition to cutting-edge cyber and industrial security solutions.
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The 2022 AOC Board of Directors Election begins Sept. 1.

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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).

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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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Learn Anytime, Anywhere
On-Demand Professional Development Courses From Leading Experts in the EW Field

Achieve your professional development goals and learn at your own pace with AOC’s growing library of 20+ on-demand online courses on EW topics including:

  • Modeling & simulation
  • Communications
  • Radar systems
  • Direct energy weapons
  • Space
  • Machine learning
  • Electro-optical/infrared sensor engineering
  • Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAI)

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It’s Time to Get Your Playbook

Maneuvering and winning in the new era requires an EMSO playbook. But what plays should we include in it and why do we need it? Host Ken Miller talks with Dr. Bill Conley and John Knowles about strategies to include in our playbooks that can be rapidly implemented before the “game” starts, and how this will be addressed at AOC 2022, AOC’s annual international symposium and convention. They also dive into current affairs at the global level and in Congress, how to combine theater-level strategy with technological innovations, the current state of supply chain and microelectronics and they discuss what can be done about the current instability across the global sphere. 

Dr. Bill Conley is Chief Technology Officer at Mercury Systems and John Knowles is the Editor of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED).

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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

Featured Jobs:

•  Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom

• Director of Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center — New Mexico Tech — Socorro, New Mexico, United States

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The Army has grounded the entirety of its CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleet “out of an abundance of caution” after an undisclosed number of recent engine fires, the service confirmed Tuesday evening. (Defense News)


Ukraine may be outgunned, but in the latest sign it is not yet outfoxed, a fleet of decoys resembling advanced US rocket systems has tricked Russian forces into wasting expensive long-range cruise missiles on dummy targets, according to interviews with senior US and Ukrainian officials and photographs of the replicas. (The Washington Post)


World leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden paid tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, following Gorbachev’s death Tuesday. (Politico)