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Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course

Mar 13 - Mar 16





 Registration Fee (s)

Fees on or before 3/5:
AOC Member - $2,000 
Non-Member - $2,200 

After 3/5:
AOC Member - $2,010 
Non-Member - $2,210 

 Registration Form PDF

Classification:  Unclassified

Date: March 13 - 16, 2012

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily

Location:  AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia

Course Description:

Electronic Warfare may be enjoying a moderate “renaissance” due to increasing recognition among commanders at all levels that controlling the Electromagnetic Spectrum and ensuring its availability is critical to all other security missions.  The asymmetric conflicts in the Middle East, the growing reliance on “Net-Centric” warfare, increasing technological parity of foreign nations, unmanned operations, commercial-off-the-shelf technologies, spectrum congestion, and a host of other current trends are greatly shaping notions on what Electronic Warfare is and how it should be applied for future operations.  Increasingly, EW is becoming important beyond the sphere of combat operations, to include the full range of military operations and other national security responsibilities such as Homeland Security and network defense.

This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications.   Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge, skills, and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires.   Lessons will include current information from DoD issuances, Joint doctrine, service program plans and roadmaps, analysis projects, and lessons learned from operations.

This broad-based review of the essentials of Electronic Warfare can help to inform anyone in the military, government, or industry who may be involved in strategies for capabilities development, test and evaluation, training, or operational support.

Course materials provided: Attendees receive a course notebook with hard copies of all slides and visual aids.

Topics Covered:

  • Brief History of EW
  • Current Doctrine, Policy and Lexicon
  • EM Spectrum Concepts and Properties
  • EW Organizations and Functions
  • EW Planning Activities, Employment and Battle Control Concepts
  • Technical Fundaments: Radar technology and applications, antennas and apertures, communications signals, EM sensors and capabilities, Directed Energy, and Electronic Attack techniques
  • U.S. EW Capabilities
  • Managing the EM Spectrum
  • Intelligence Support to EW and EW Reprogramming
  • Integrated Air Defense Systems (including current trends)
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • EW Applications related to Space, Cyberspace, and UAVs
  • Navigation Warfare (including overview of GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems development and signal characteristics)
  • EW Training, Testing, and Modeling and Simulation

Instructor Bio:

Lynn Berg. Mr. Berg is a retired USAF Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) who currently works in the areas of Electronic Warfare education and training. He has military experience in self-protection EW in B-52s, support Electronic Attack with EC-130 Compass Call, and was Assistant Director of Operations and an instructor at the Air Force’s Electronic Warfare Schoolhouse.  He served as the Education and Training Branch Chief at the Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC) in San Antonio, Texas, and also initially developed and directed the joint-certified “Joint EW Theater Operations Course” for USSTRATCOM, which helped qualify hundreds of EWOs for duty in Combatant Commands and Joint Task Force EW Cells.  He has guest instructed on various EW topics at the Naval Postgraduate School, the NATO Staff School in Germany, and the U.S. Army Electronic Warfare Schoolhouse.  Mr. Berg completed Air Command and Staff College, the Joint Warfighter’s Course at Joint Forces Staff College, and has a Masters degree in International Relations.  He is a member of the AOC and has received the AOC Training Award.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing with a copy of your registration form and received at AOC Headquarters (not postmarked) no later than (March 5, 2012).  Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be faxed to (703) 549-2589 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it There will be no exceptions.  Refunds will be issued for cancellations received by the due date minus a $75 administrative fee.

AOC reserves the right to cancel a course if there are insufficient registrants two weeks prior to a course start date.  In such an event, registration fees will be refunded in full.  AOC liability is limited to the return of such fees.



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