Advancing strategy, policy and programs for electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum operations

Member Login    Join    Renew

49th Annual AOC International Convention and Symposium

49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention


September 23-26, 2012
Phoenix Convention Center - Phoenix, Arizona

Arming the Spectrum Warrior

The symposium addressed the future capabilities Spectrum Warriors need to do their jobs effectively. AOC President-Elect, Lt Gen Robert Elder Jr., USAF (Ret) said, "Our biggest challenge is to get people to understand that if we don't take steps to make sure we protect the [Electromagnetic] spectrum that we will not have it, and if we don't control the spectrum we will not be able to conduct operations in any domain." Attendees heard from LTG David D. Halverson, USA, Maj Gen Gregory A. Biscone, USAF, Dir, Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, and RADM Scott E. Sanders, Reserve Deputy Director, JCW J7, Joint Staff. They were also enlightened by "outside-the-box" speakers, Dr. Eric Haseltine, Former Director of Research, National Security Agency and Mr. Jeff Jonas, Fellow and Chief Scientist, IBM Analytics Group.

"The convention was a first class, flawlessly executed opportunity for all of the services and representatives of industry and academia to work together towards our common goal of ensuring that the joint force commander maintains his ability to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum," stated session speaker COL Charles "Jim" Ekvall, USA.

Among the topics discussed, a prominent theme was the mentoring of emerging leadership in spectrum warfare - the younger crows. First-time attendee Kate Haley said, "I learned so much and am really motivated to become a more active member of the Crows and hopefully work to bring in some youngsters."

In the exhibit hall, 1,300 visitors and attendees viewed the products and services offered by more than 95 exhibiting companies displaying the latest technologies in Electronic Warfare. Northrop Grumman served as the convention host sponsor.

If you missed the show, click the Show Daily links below to see what you missed. 

Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Monday, Sept. 24th
Tuesday, Sept. 25th
Wednesday, Sept. 26th
Thursday, Sept. 27th

Make plans NOW to be part of the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention!

Thanks to the 2012 Convention Host and all the sponsors who made the convention a success

northrop grumman 

Click here to visit the convention sponsors


footer-logoWith over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.

Home  -  About  -  Events  -  Publications  -  Scholarships  -  Membership  -  Members & Committees  -   Chapters  -  Contact

Member Login  -  Join  -  Renew

Copyright © 2014, AOC. All Rights Reserved.
3by400, a North Georgia web design team using Joomla!