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AOC 2023, AOC's International Symposium & Convention is taking place this week in National Harbor, MD!

Stay up to date with everything that's been happening so far at the event:

AOC Podcasts Live From AOC 2023

AOC podcast host Ken Miller is seizing the unique opportunity to record episodes of From the Crows' Nest live from the association's annual event. Tune in to the latest episodes as he engages in insightful interviews and engaging recaps with prominent individuals attending the event.

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Collaborative EW Symposium 2024
March 12-14 | Point Mugu, California

Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force on Force Warfighting

Join us at Collaborative EW Symposium 2024, a premier event uniting leaders from the US military, government, academia, and industry. Focused on cutting-edge research in EW, the symposium addresses challenges in large-scale force-on-force combat. Explore the latest advancements and opportunities in EW, engaging with top-tier experts and decision-makers. Be part of shaping the future of electronic warfare strategy in this dynamic and collaborative environment.

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Reach your audience at Collaborative EW Symposium 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for Collaborative EW Symposium 2024.

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

Theme: Alliances and collaborations in supporting multi-domain electronic warfare operations

Do you have any recent research on our 2024 conference theme, Alliances and Collaboration in Supporting Multi-Domain Electromagnetic Warfare Operations? Present your findings at our upcoming event in Oslo, Norway, and be heard by high-ranking military and government leaders, including the Norwegian MOD.

The submission deadline for speaker applications is this Friday, Dec. 15!

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Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024
April 30 – May 2 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Theme: EW Overmatch – Reestablishing Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Taking place at a critical juncture for electronic warfare (EW), CEMA 2024 marks a significant moment as the Army is on the verge of fielding terrestrial and airborne EW capabilities after a 30+ year hiatus.

You're invited to submit an original, unclassified abstract focused on one of the following key topics:

  • Science & Technology: Current, emerging and future trends in EW/Cyber/SIGINT/IO technologies, architecture, techniques, use of machine learning/artificial intelligence and other novel technologies
  • Acquisition Programs: Updates from key leadership, program and capability managers and policy makers on current and emerging programs of record, quick reaction capabilities and rapid prototyping efforts
  • Exercises & Experimentation: Lessons learned from CEMA exercises and experimentation
  • DOTMLPF-P: Integrating holistic CEMA solutions into Army and Joint formations in support of multidomain operations
  • From the Field: Feedback on current employment of CEMA capabilities from operational units, emerging CONOPS, TTPs, signature management and force structure implications
  • Special Emphasis Topics: Multi-Domain Systems of Systems, Information Advantage
    Intelligence Production in support of CEMA operations, Distributed Operations, Indo-Pacific unique requirements, Navigation Warfare, Machine Learning and Automation, and Electromagnetic Battle Management in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control

Submission deadline: Jan. 19

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Reach your target audience at CEMA 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be closest to those in the CEMA industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for CEMA 2024

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2024 AOC Sponsorship Catalog

AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 55 years, electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and information operations (IO) professionals from military, government, industry and academia have looked to AOC to provide access to emerging technologies and the latest developments to protect the warfighter.

Plan to partner with AOC in 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening right now in the EMSO industry.

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Present a Webinar

Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of AOC’s mission. As the leader in training EMSO and EW professionals worldwide, AOC offers a wide selection of professional development courses and webinars on various topics led by experts in the field.

Be at the forefront of educating the men and women in the EW/EMSO industry and submit a proposal to instruct our next live webinar.

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60 Years Later – The Unique Founding of the Association of Old Crows (AOC)

In this episode of History of Crows, we look back at the founding of the AOC to celebrate embarking on its 60th year. The necessity of EW for mission success and saving lives in 21st-century warfare is primarily due to a small cadre of EW operators from WWII and the Korean War. They wanted to form a group to foster and preserve the art of electronic warfare and commemorate fittingly fellow Crows' memory. Who were these early pioneers in EW who established the AOC? Why was forming an association so crucial to advocating for EW? And of course, why did they call themselves the "Old Crows?"

To help with this journey and answer these questions, narrator Ken Miller is joined by Lifetime Achievement Awardee, AOC Silver Medal Winner, Technology Hall of Fame Inductee and long-time Old Crow, Paul Westcott.

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Inside AOC 2023, Day 1

In this episode of FTCN, host Ken Miller is joined by the opening keynote speaker, Lt Gen Matthew Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, US Marine Corps. Ken also sits with John Knowles, editor-in-chief of the JED magazine, and AOC International Board of Director Erik Bamford. They dive into the main themes of Day 1 of the symposium, which features discussions on the role of strategic alliances and partnerships in securing an EMS advantage in combat.

Inside AOC 2023, Day 2

In this special episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller welcomes Col. William “Dollar” Young, USAF (Ret.) and Maj. Gen. David Gaedecke, USAF (Ret.) to discuss their symposium session on Advancing EMS Superiority. Their session traces the spectrum superiority story arc from 2018 to the present, through the eyes of senior leaders particularly well-positioned to offer critical observations and fresh insights into the history, evolution, current status, and future of spectrum superiority. Ken also then sits down with AOC Senior Analyst Matt Thompson to “connect the dots” among the many sessions and technical briefings taking place this week.


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

• Electrical/Power Systems Engineer – Applied Research Associates, Inc. – Reston, Virginia, United States

Systems Engineer – B&A – Washington, D.C., United States

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Chapter News

48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27, 2024

The Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President, Adam Delestowicz and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events described here. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Trade Show.

Download a complete schedule of events here. To register for the symposium click here. 

The sponsorship opportunities help fund the Dixie Crow Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization. This is a great company opportunity to provide branding visibility to over 2000+ government/military/academia and industry attendees. All sponsorships directly fund Dixie Crow STEM Scholarships and are tax deductible.

JED 2023 Spotlight Q&A with Vinay Clauson of Rantec Power Systems Inc.
JED engages in discussions with Rantec Power Systems Inc. to explore the provision of dependable and inventive power solutions for the defense sector, ensuring optimal performance of mission-critical systems through high-quality power solutions.
Click here to read the discussion
Industry News

Russia has lost a staggering 87% of the total number of active-duty ground troops it had prior to launching its invasion of Ukraine and two-thirds of its pre-invasion tanks. (CNN)

The vote in the 193-member world body was 153 in favor, 10 against and 23 abstentions, and ambassadors and other diplomats burst into applause as the final numbers were displayed. The United States and Israel were joined in opposing the resolution by eight countries — Austria, Czechia, Guatemala, Liberia, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Paraguay. (AP)

The war draws together Iran-backed Shia and Sunni militants in what appears to be closer cooperation between groups that differ in ideology but are united by opposition to Israel and the US. (NPR)

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