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Mission 

With 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.

Strategy Plan

What does the AOC do?

AOC promotes the exchange of new ideas and information, and the dissemination of new research and knowledge in the fields of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.

AOC provides a membership subscription to our premiere monthly professional magazine, the Journal of Electronic Defense, which includes news, information, technology updates, and articles on many aspects of defense electronics and information operations.

AOC produces many one-and-two-day advanced technology conferences, forums, courses, and symposia each year (classified and unclassified) enabling representatives of US and friendly nations to discuss defense electronics and information operations issues, programs, and initiatives. Prominent leaders from the military, government, academia, and industry come together to address current policies, new programs, and advanced technology issues.

AOC publishes advanced technology and management studies in support of the government, the military, and industry. AOC-sponsored research committees have investigated the production of traveling wave tubes; the EW Industrial Base; EW Test Methodology; Information Warfare; EW Measures of Effectiveness; Airborne Electronic Attack: Analysis of Alternatives; EW Critical Technologies; A New Approach to EW Acquisition: “The Partnership Process”; and the EA-6B Analysis of Alternatives Study.

AOC HQ distributes $25,000 annually, through the AOC Educational Foundation and another $180,000 is distributed through affiliated chapters, for scholarships and grants to assist military enlisted personnel and US undergraduate students in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, and related disciplines.

AOC documents the history of Electronic Warfare and Information Operations through books, journals, research projects, and videos. The “History of U.S. Electronic Warfare, Volume I”, was published in 1984, which documented the early beginnings of EW to 1946, Volume II in 1989 (documenting 1946-1964), and Volume III in 2000, which documents the period 1964 to 2000 to include Operation Allied Force.

In summary:

 The on-going need for Electronic Warfare and Information Operations systems and capabilities in support of national security underscores the continuing need for the AOC. As AOC addresses its evolving role in fulfilling this future requirement, the AOC takes great pride in the ability of the association and its members to focus on answering this challenge with the experienced, professional perspective of this dynamic organization! 

 

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Upcoming Events
Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering
Monday, July 13, 2020
EW System Development: Critical Thinking in Design Tradeoffs
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Lost Art of HF: The Rebirth of Shortwave in a Digital World
Thursday, August 6, 2020
High Resolution Direction Finding
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Understanding Quantum Computing & Communications
Thursday, September 3, 2020

President
Andrew Nawrocki
Vice President
Thomas Kus
Secretary
Frank D. Cummins II
Treasurer
Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
Membership
Jeffrey Stone
Scholarship
Eric K. Moser

 

With 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.
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