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Esper: Army is considering more electronic warfare teams, longer tours

Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments)

By Aaron Knowles | September 24, 2018  |  Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The Army is adding more personnel to its electronic warfare and air defense teams to keep up with emerging global threats, Army Secretary Mark Esper said following discussions with servicemembers and officials in Germany on Monday.

The Army’s transition comes at a time when it is reshaping its force to deal with potential threats from near-peer adversaries like Russia and away from counterinsurgency campaigns that have dominated recent U.S. warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“There are some [capabilities] that need to be restored, such as air defense and electronic warfare, and there are some that need to be added, such as cyber, and we are in the process of doing all of those right now,” Esper said during an interview with Stars and Stripes. “We are looking at adding teams at the corps level. They are going to work cyber, electronic warfare and information warfare.”  READ MORE...

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.