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AOC Future 5
Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
The AOC Future 5 program annually showcases five young professionals who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry. Submit your application today and be part of the 2024 AOC Future 5!

Applications are open!

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Call for Nominations for 2024 AOC Awards

A central tenet of AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.

Submit your nomination by June 30.

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Warfighter Information Advantage Symposium 2024
Oct. 29-30 | Augusta, Georgia

Theme: EW Reenergized - The Army Phoenix Taking Its Place in the Joint / Coalition Fight

Original papers are being solicited from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units and Subject Matter Experts. Final Symposium presentations may be unclassified up to US Secret. Abstract submissions should be unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation and focus on the following topic areas:

  • Information Advantage During Large Scale Combat Operations
  • Unified Network and the Hybrid Cloud – Accessing Information Anytime, Anywhere
  • Novel solutions for succeeding in a competitive, congested and contested EME
  • Electromagnetic Warfare – how to Fight and Win in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Unmanned Capabilities in Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare
  • Transforming in Contact - Exercises, Experimentation and Soldier Touchpoints
  • From the Field – Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and Lessons Learned
  • Signature Management – Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Adversary Capabilities and Challenges in EMS
  • Cyber and EW in Joint /Coalition Operations

Submission deadline: June 28

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

AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

Each year, the AOC Education Foundation awards two students who exhibit academic excellence in engineering or engineering technology, as well as interest and potential contribution to national defense, with $12,500 each. These scholarships are generously funded by Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

Application deadline: May 31

Do you know someone who would be interested in applying? Let them know about this amazing opportunity!

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Submit Your Nomination for the AOC 2024 BOD Election

Would you like to get more involved in the association and add your voice to the AOC Board of Directors? Nominate yourself for one of the open positions below and join in the future of AOC. As part of the nomination process, you are asked to have a sponsor or nominator that supports your wish to run for election.

Positions that are eligible for election this year are

  • At-Large Director (2 slots available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Submit your nomination by May 31.

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Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024
June 25-27 | Crane, Indiana

Theme: Accelerating EMSO Capabilities

The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to shortening the timeline to field advanced Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements, emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting, and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Reach your audience at EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities.

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

Theme: Alliances and Collaboration in Supporting Multi-Domain Electromagnetic Warfare Operations

With the ever-evolving nature of the multi-domain battlefield and the rapid advancements in cutting-edge technology, the significance of electromagnetic warfare in military operations continues to grow. Addressing this, the conference at AOC Europe 2024 will discuss the latest developments in international alliances and multi-sector collaboration that are vital to achieving control and dominance in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

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MPG Solutions® - Advancing RF & Microwave Subsystems
MPG Solutions dedication to excellence propels us to continually push the boundaries of signal purity, speed, bandwidth, dynamic range, linearity, SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power), and reliability.  In the process, we forge close partnerships with our customers, aligning our efforts towards the development of advanced RF & Microwave solutions. Through this commitment, we not only push the limits of technology but also contribute to the overarching mission of Connecting and Protecting People®
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Elma Electronic Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
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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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As of Jan. 1, free live webinars are a members-only benefit. Non-members can purchase webinars for $25 each.

Not an AOC Member? Level up your learning and join AOC today!

This webinar originally scheduled for Thursday, May 2, has been postponed. We are currently in the process of rescheduling the event to ensure the best possible experience for all participants. All registrations will be transferred to the new date and time once it has been confirmed.

High Power Radio Frequency/Microwave (HPM) Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)

An introduction to High Power Radio Frequency/Microwave (HPM) Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) and their effects. The webinar will cover what HPM weapons are, the type of weapons – Narrowband and Wideband, how the weapons are like, but different from traditional Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), how the HPM energy couples in to a target’s electronics and their effects. We will also cover some of the basic modeling and simulation tools for computing estimating the probability of target failure as a function of weapon power density and range. Finally, we will show an example of how to determine hardening requirements for a notional helicopter against an HPM weapon.

So Now What? Will Ukraine Aid Make a Difference?

In this AOC member/subscriber-only episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller is joined once again by John Knowles, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED) and Col. Jeffrey Fischer, USAF (Ret). They discuss recent developments in the Ukraine War, considering the recent passage of aid by the US Congress. They share their thoughts on the plan to send F-16s to Ukraine, the explosive growth of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in combat, and how electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) continues to shape how we fight, whether it’s on the Eastern Front, the Middle East or Indo-Pacific region.

These AOC member/subscribers-only episodes of FTCN will be released twice a month. Members and subscribers will also be able to participate in the live recording of the episodes. These episodes will be available for a limited time to everyone who already enjoys our podcast. Become a member today so you won’t miss one of these essential episodes. You can reach the host directly to share your thoughts or comments at

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L3Harris Technologies

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

• Chief Scientist – Space and Missile Defense Technical Center – Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States (On-Site)

Cyber Warfare Instructor II – Tyonek Native Corporation – Hurlburt Field, Florida (On-Site)

Analog Devices Inc
Elettronica SpA
Chapter News

On April 25, the Billy Mitchell Chapter hosted Harrison Hancock-Torres, an engineer from Southwest Research Institute, who gave a briefing on modularity and the various open systems standards. The crowd was composed of traditional chapter members and several young potential Crows from units at Lackland Air Force Base. Based on the quality of Harrison's briefing, the question and answer period was long with several requests for his briefing. He made the multiple open system standards (e.g., CMOSS, SOSA, etc.) Understandable and interesting by giving common everyday examples. Chapter President Ray "Flair" Reyes presided and thanked Harrison for his outstanding presentation.

Summit 2024: Spectrum Control for Resilient Space Operations
June 11-16 | Bedford, MA

Join us for a deep dive into Spectrum Control for Resilient Space Operations. This in-person event brings together experts in the field to discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions in controlling the spectrum battlespace throughout all phases of military operations. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and collaborate with industry leaders and innovators.

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Industry News

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered an increase in weapons production for the war in Ukraine, his ministry said, days after the United States approved a delayed multibillion-dollar military aid package for the Ukrainian government. (Al Jazeera)

US and Arab leaders are expressing concerns that newly revived talks could be the last chance for a cease-fire and hostage release before the war could explode with a threatened Israeli attack on Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah. (NBC)

A Kratos Unmanned Systems Division XQ-58A Valkyrie uncrewed air vehicle has successfully demonstrated the ability to operate with F-35 Lightning II aircraft and deliver an integrated electronic attack (EA) capability during a live test event sponsored by the US Marine Corps. (JED)

L3Harris Technologies