Here are the features from the video above:

  • Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Keynote Speaker
  • RADM David L. "Deke" Philman, USN (Ret.), Session 1 Symposium Chair
  • Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (Ret.), Session 2 Symposium Chair

Today was a great kick-off day at the 51st Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention!  Here are some of the highlights from the symposium sessions:

Opening Keynote Address: Operational Maneuver In the Non-Physical Domains
Keynote Speaker: Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Reflecting on his service with STRATCOM, Gen. Cartwright stated that he left that role with the “knowledge and understanding that EW is not a niche mission, and treating it as one is costing us in lives and capabilities. More needs to be done.”

Describing a recently completed study conducted by the National Defense Panel... (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 1: EW's Increasing Relevance: Warfighter Perspectives
Session Chair: RADM Deke Philman, USN (Ret.), AOC Board of Directors

Chaired by RADM Deke Philman, USN (Ret.) now with the Taurean Group, the session featured a panel of senior speakers from across the Services, and addressed the “rapidly expanding demands for EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.”... (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 2: Increasing Importance of International Coalition EM Operations
Session Chair: Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (Ret.), AOC UK Chapter President

Session Chair Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (ret), the current AOC UK Chapter President, introduced the session with a brief history of EM and its difference from other domains, noting that for much of the last century efforts in this area were so top secret that the “people at Bletchley doing SIGINT didn’t talk about it until the 1990s.” In many ways we, the EW community, have been our own worst enemy... (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 3: International Business Opportunities for EW-Related Technologies
Session Chair: Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.), AOC Past-President

Opportunities for foreign military sales (FMS) of American products to international markets, as well as opportunities for foreign countries to sell into the U.S., were discussed with insight on some of the current market forces during Session 3, “International Business Opportunities for EW-Related Technologies,” chaired by Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.)... (Click HERE to read more.)

Don't miss these presentations tomorrow:

General Session and Keynote Address
08:00 - 08:30 EDT
Dr. Paul G. Kaminski
Former Chairman of DSB, CEO of Technovation, Inc., Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology, AOC 2000 Gold Medal Awardee and Former Chairman of the AOC Senior Advisory Board
Electronic Warfare and Offset Strategies

Session 4
08:30 - 10:30 EDT
Session Chair: Mr. Mike Herrera, NAWCWD Point Mugu
Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) in the Maritime Domain

Session 5
11:15 - 13:00 EDT
Session Chair: Jim ‘Hook' Pryor, Col USAF (Ret), Director of Advanced Capability Development, L-3 Com Unmanned Systems, Previously Chief, Electronic Warfare Division HQ, USAF
Air Operations in Contested and Permissive Environments - The Role of Spectrum Operations

Multi-National Forum
18:00 - 19:00 EDT
LTG Jim Huggins, US Army, HQDA G-3/5/7

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Tune in tomorrow afternoon for another edition of the Show Daily!


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