Electronic Warfare and Information Operations continues to increase in importance due to the current and future threats that pertain to spectrum warfare. The Association of Old Crows recognizes this threat and will award an Army Unit next Fall its Annual Outstanding Army Unit award at the 49th Annual AOC International EW Symposium and Convention September 23-26 in Phoenix Arizona. Army units which currently use EW or IO, are encouraged to submit a nomination. The Army Electronic Warfare Division will select the award on behalf of the AOC.

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is comprised of the U.S. Government, civil industry as well as academics that are committed to promoting scientific contributions for EW and IO in the national defense area.

Units who wish to submit nominations should explain the contributions to Army EW or IO that will justify receiving the award. Nomination packets should also include the historical information that pertains to the unit's contribution to EW or IO.

"In the past we have received so many deserving Army unit nominations that have made significant contributions to EW programs," said Army EW Division Chief, Colonel Jim Ekvall. "I anticipate this year will be no different and I look forward to reading the nomination packets and selecting the 2012 Army Outstanding Unit for this prestigious award from the AOC."

Last November the AOC awarded the XVIII Airborne Corps Electronic Warfare Cell, Information Operations Cell (G7) and Space Support Element in Washington D.C. The XVIII Airborne Corps Electronic Warfare Cell made various contributions to the EW arena while supporting Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Joint Operations area.

For those units who are interested in submitting nominations for the award in September, nominations must email their nomination packet to Mr. Mike Allman by June 15 at Michael.p.Allman.ctr@mail.mil. The unit needs to include the names and addresses of superiors to be notified for protocol reasons as well as a proposed citation in the event of being awarded. The citation needs to be 25 words or less. If you need additional information please call 703.692.5456

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