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AOC 2005 election.

Nominees For Regular Director

Christopher L. Glaze

Christopher L. Glaze is director of Titan Corporation's Systems Integration Sector (SIS). In that capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of capture management related to defense and homeland security opportunities across the information operations (IO) business area.


Prior to joining Titan, Colonel Glaze served 25 years in the USAF. His experience includes command and key leadership positions supporting information operations, electronic warfare, and tactical flying operations. His last assignment at the Air Staff was as the deputy director of information operations, where he led AF efforts to further define and operationalize AF IO.

Glaze is a graduate of The Citadel and also holds master's degrees in public administration and national security and strategic studies. He is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College. Glaze is a combat veteran with over 120 combat sorties in the F-111. His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit, and five Air Medals. He is the recipient of the AOC Capital Club Chapter Management Award. Glaze currently serves as an appointed director on the AOC board of directors. As a dedicated Old Crow, he is eager to serve the interests of the EW community, particularly as its critical expertise and capabilities support information-age warfare.

Doug Swoish

I have served in the EW/IO arena since 1979. I am currently an EWP IPT program director in industry and working on many systems, including the EA-6B ICAP III, EA-18G, and future others. In the past I have had three EW/IO military commands: (EA-6B) Electronic Attack Wing US Pacific Fleet; CO, Electronic Attack Squadron 129; and CO, Electronic Attack Squadron 138, while also working on many EW/IO issues at the Pentagon.


As an AOC board member these last few years, I am happy to see the progress of a stable AOC membership, after a decade of decline. 2004 had a 1% increase! Similarly, my chapter, the NYC Metro Club, had a 50-person, 20% growth! Also, as a board member, I lead an initiative to hold annual small EW/IO classified symposia, including the 2003 Oberammergau and 2004 London events, and they were successful in both attendance and receipts.

As I look forward to an opportunity for another term as a regular director, we face many challenges. One concerns our mission: We need to look at ourselves strategically. Are we prepared for the "DoD Transformation"? The second is whether we are serving you the members. Third, how can we increase our numbers? Hopefully you will allow me to be part of this process.

Len Jacobson

Len Jacobson has been a management and business development consultant to the GPS industry and government through his own company, Global Systems and Marketing Inc., since 1993. He spent the prior 27 years in satcom, satnav, and spread spectrum systems engineering at ITT, Hughes, Magnavox, and as vice president of business development at Interstate Electronics. He was elected to a four-year term as a member of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group, and also served on a Defense Science Board Panel considering international defense trade policies. Len was elected to the Institute of Navigation (ION) Council serving as space representative and twice as western regional vice president.


He twice chaired the ION National Technical Meeting and also was program chair. He is an editorial advisor to GPS World Magazine since its inception and served as vice president of the board of directors of the Los Angeles National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Chapter. Len has also been a member of the AOC since 1995. Other affiliations include AFCEA, AFA, and SCAPR. He has written extensively on GPS and other defense matters and has appeared on CBS News' 60 Minutes. He received his BEE from CCNY and his MSEE from Brooklyn Polytech and did post-graduate work at UCLA and at the Stanford Executive Institute.

CW3 William "Buck" Clemons

Born in Cleveland, OH, CWO3 William "Buck" Clemons joined the Army at 18. After a tour in Germany as an M-1 mechanic, he attended Army flight school. As an AH-1 Cobra pilot, he was assigned to Fort Hood, TX, completed AH-64A transition and was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division. There, he finished his Bachelor's degree and went on two tours in Korea; Fort Carson, CO; and back again to Korea. Enroute to this second tour, Mr. Clemons attended the Army Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) Course. During his next assignment he performed as the Troop EWO. These duties led to his becoming the Brigade EWO and, eventually, the Brigade Tactical Operations (TACOPS) Officer. As the brigade TACOPS officer, he was the commander's subject matter expert on electronic warfare and its capabilities. Here, he wrote the "AH-64A vs. North Korea" to prepare his unit to fight the North Korean military. He conducted several Aircraft Survivability Equipment/EWO inspections for Eighth United States Army.


After more than four years in Korea, he was assigned as the brigade digitization project officer. Using his knowledge of Army tactical systems, he upgraded the tactical operations center into a modern command-and-control center. He is currently the TACOPS officer for 1-351 Regiment at Fort Stewart, GA. He and his wife, Hea-Suk, currently live in Hinesville, GA, where they are raising their three children.

Alan Howell

Alan Howell joined Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems as the director of strategy and business development for the Electronic Warfare Systems product line in April 2003. In this capacity, Alan is responsible for oversight of the strategic direction of the organization through the front-end-of-the-business execution. From the development of the strategic plan to ensuring a balanced technology development effort, Alan and his team focus on meeting customer needs in our current and emerging markets.


Alan brings with him a combined experience of over 25 years of focus on the defense industry. With a master's degree in business to supplement his BS in civil engineering, Alan's career has combined over 15 years as a tactical naval aviator (4,000 hours tactical, carrier based) with 23 years of aerospace management, including oversight for strategy, business development, program management, and contracts organizations.

Prior to joining Raytheon in Goleta, Alan held the position of vice president of programs and business development for L-3 Communications, Telemetry West. Alan also has experience with AlliedSignal/Honeywell, GM-Delco, General Electric, and Lockheed Corporations. Alan has focused on meeting customer needs and growing the business by focusing upon the integration of avionics systems and weapons systems, including electronic warfare, guidance, navigation and communications, fire control, flight control, and threat avoidance systems. His business has involved him with both defense and commercial companies, domestic and international.

Darrell Robertson

Darrell Robertson is president and CEO of Sypris Data Systems Inc., a company that specializes in the research, development, and manufacture of high-performance recording technologies for a number of data acquisition and storage applications, primarily for the aerospace and defense industries.


Sypris Data Systems, formerly Metrum-Datatape, has a combined heritage of over 100 years pioneering the development of tape recorder/reproducers. These products have played a critical role in data acquisition for test aircraft, spacecraft, satellite, shipboard, intelligence, commercial, and geological exploration applications. Company leadership is founded on a history of delivering recorders with high storage density and fast data acquisition rates. The company has also led the industry in customized packaging of recorder/reproducers for unique customer missions and environmental needs. This includes products built on original technologies, as well as off-the-shelf components. In addition, Sypris Data Systems has and will continue to sell and support the world's most extensive line of analog longitudinal portable and laboratory recorders.

Prior to joining Sypris in February 2000, Darrell was managing partner of TMT Acquisition, a merger and acquisition consulting company, from 1998 to 2000. Earlier positions included president of Aydin Telemetry, a division of Aydin Corporation; president of Republic Electronics Company, a division of Esterline Corporation; and president of Aeroflex Laboratories, Inc.

Darrell earned his BSEE and MSEE degrees from Purdue University.

Steven Umbaugh

For the past five years, Steven Umbaugh has worked for General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) as a research contractor at the Joint Technology Center/Systems Integration Laboratory, Redstone Arsenal, AL, and for the Sensor Applications and Demonstrations Division, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH. Currently serving on the AOC Board in an appointed position, he has over 24 years in joint/combined, service-specific, and industry EW/IO systems research, development, and operations, and over eight years of experience developing unmanned system platforms and sensors, and conducting integrated sensor technology demonstrations/evaluations through synthetic battlespace man/hardware-in-the-loop real-time research.


Before retiring from the USAF in 2000 as a lieutenant colonel. Steve had served as the director of test and demonstration, Global Hawk and DarkStar UAVs for DARPA and the USAF (1997-2000); chief, Bombers (B-1, B-2, B-52) and Special Mission Aircraft (JointStars, AWACS, C-130, U-2, EA-6B), Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (1995-1997); deputy director, Command and Control Warfare/Director of EW for UNC/CFC/USFK/8USA, Seoul Korea (1994-1995); operations and test group manager, EF-111A System Improvement Program, and later, chief, Special Support Division, Electronic Combat Systems Program Office, at WPAFB, OH (1990-1993).

From 1981-1990 Steve was trained for and operationally flew the F-111A, EF-111A, and the EA-6B as a weapon systems operator, instructor electronic warfare officer, and instructor electronic countermeasures officer. Steve has logged more than 1,500 tactical aircraft hours and 150 aircraft carrier landings.

John Wikheim

John Wikheim has over 35 years of experience in the fields of electronic warfare and information operations and has performed a number of roles within the AOC. He served as president of the Ramstein Warrior Roost and the Querque Crows chapters, spoke at the 1984 AOC Symposium in Phoenix, managed the technical portion of a 1990 regional symposium in Albuquerque, and completed all plans and coordination for one session of the 1990 AOC Symposium in Boston. From 1999 through 2003 he served as the Mountain Region director of the AOC. John currently serves as the Silver State Chapter president.


John retired from the Air Force after assignments in B-52s and EB-66s in Southeast Asia and F-4s in USAFE. He also served at the Air Force and Joint Electronic Warfare Centers, HQ AAFCE (NATO), as TAC liaison at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center.

John is presently employed by JT3 in Las Vegas working in various aspects of EW/IO testing and training.

John believes the large chapters and corporate interests are over-represented on the current AOC board and if elected he will strive to represent the small and medium-size chapters.

Nominees For Regional Director

Mike Holmes International II

Mike Holmes was born in Lancashire, England, in 1966. He was educated in England, leading to a master's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1989.


Mike combined study with five years at the Racal Research company (now Thales) in the UK as an engineer, working on EW projects (DRFM, HARM) as well as commercial (Marine Radar, mmWave comms links). Emigrating to South Australia (Adelaide) in 1991 to take an engineering position with the Defense Science and Technology Organization, he developed specialized ESM systems, naval countermeasures, and photonic EW systems. In 1995 he moved into the private sector with British Aerospace Australia (now BAE Systems Australia) as a qualified chartered engineer, in a variety of systems engineer positions for Naval EW programs and the Royal Australian Air Force Project Echidna EW Self-Protection proposal.

In 1998, Mike joined the BAE Systems sales and marketing organization, taking up a position as EW business development manager. In 2004 he joined Tenix Defense, Australia's largest defence company, in the same role.

Mike was elected president of the AOC Australian Chapter in February 2002 and re-elected as president in February 2004.

In his spare time, Mike is an avid home renovator, runner, and both bicycle and Grand Prix motorcycle road-racer.

Ken Lunsford Mountain-Western

Mr. Lunsford entered Federal Service in the US Army in 1967 with a Hawk Missile Battery as a continuous wave radar mechanic/section chief. He went to work for the Air Force in March 1977 and began an illustrious career in the B-52 Electronic Warfare world in May 1979 as an assistant program manager/logistician. He served as the lead program manager for EW modifications to the B-52 until his retirement as branch chief over defensive and offensive avionics modifications in May 2003. Mr. Lunsford managed over $2.5-billion worth of electronic warfare modifications for the B-52 and saw six different modifications from development to complete installation to the B-52 fleet in his career. Through years of lean funding for the grand old bomber, he saw the advent of integrated circuits, Gate Arrays, and EEPROMS. He was the first program manager in the B-52 SPO to form an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to manage modification programs. Mr. Lunsford, now with SAIC, serves as a consultant to the B-52 SPO on defensive and offensive avionics modification programs, including electronic countermeasures improvement (ECMI), a major update to the ALQ-172 system. His awards during his Air Force career include the Civilian Exemplary Service Award and the Civilian Career Service Award. Mr. Lunsford is a longtime Crow and received the AOC's Executive Management Award in 2001.


Ron Poland Western-Mountain

Ron Poland has over 27 years of active involvement in the AOC. He is currently serving as the Western-Mountain regional director. He has served as chapter president and has been on the board of directors of three different AOC chapters. He is currently serving on the board of the Billy Mitchell Chapter and is a member of the Fiesta Crow committee. Ron spent over 24 years in the Air Force as an electronic warfare officer, retiring with the rank of colonel in 1997. During his Air Force career he gained experience as an aircrew member, a program manager, analyst, and educator in the areas of electronic warfare, information operations, intelligence support, and training. He has an extensive background in program management, curriculum development, intelligence assessments, and intelligence support to military operations. Since 1997 he has been a program manager for CACI, working in model development to simulate command-and-control warfare (C2W) for use in a training environment. During his Air Force career he served as chief of operations staff, National Security Agency; the director of operations support, Air Force Information Warfare Center; chief, Operations Support Branch, Air Force Intelligence Command; and commander, Det I Air Force Intelligence Agency. Ron has an MBA in management and is a graduate of the USAF Air War College and the Air Command and Staff College.


Walter Wolf Northeastern

Walter Wolf is the current Northeast Region director, chairs the Education Foundation and Constitution Committees, and serves on the Membership, Government Affairs, and Nominations and Election Committees. An Old Crow since 1982, he is past president of the Granite State Roost and Red River Ravens Roost, and past vice-president of the Old Crows of Tidewater Chapter. Enlisting in the USAF in 1972, he retired in 1996 as a lieutenant colonel with over 2,000 flying hours in B-52 and B-1Bs. Walter is a distinguished graduate of the University of Colorado AFROTC program in 1977 and has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's in aeronautical sciences. Following an initial tour as an R & D Electrical Engineer at Hanscom AFB, his operational assignments included B-52 G/H Instructor EWO and evaluator; initial cadre B-1B Instructor Defensive Systems Officer and evaluator; and 319th BMW Wing Chief of Tactics during Desert Storm. In 1992, Walter was selected to the initial operations staff at HQ Air Combat Command and was chief of bomber electronic combat systems. During his HQ ACC staff tenure, Walter was cited as an "architect of airpower" by the HQ ACC director of operations in 1995. With over 30 years of operational and managerial experience of IO/EW in the USAF and in industry. Walter is currently program manager of advanced programs at BAE Systems in Nashua, NH.


Antonio ("Nino") Amoroso Northeastern

Mr. Amoroso has almost 30 years of experience within the C4ISR, information operations, and electronic warfare communities where he has spearheaded new initiatives and directed the procurement of Air Force, joint systems, special operations capabilities, counter-narcotics centers, coalition command-and-control networks, and the rapid acquisition of critical technologies. In his current position with Northrop Grumman Corporation (Defense Mission Systems), located in Burlington, MA, he is director of C4ISR business development, responsible for US agencies and international activities. Mr. Amoroso recently retired from the US Air Force, where he served as director of advanced and international command and control (C2) systems and was responsible for development and procurement of 12 large international programs. His most current activities included the rapid procurement of capabilities in support of coalition forces in Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe. Activities included the early delivery of a C2 center for defense and emergency organizations, the establishment of a C2 Data Fusion Center, and development and procurement of C2 Surveillance. Mr. Amoroso has an extensive operational background and has worked at all levels of information operations, from collection to applications. With 15 years of AOC experience he has served at the chapter and national level and has been chairperson and technical advisor for 20 chapter national and international symposia. He believes that success is assured by focusing on relationships, partnerships, and communication.


Dennis Lewis Southern Pacific

Dennis Lewis is the current Southern Pacific Regional director, chairs the Awards Committee, and serves on both the Membership and the Nominations and Election Committees. He first joined AOC in 1981 as a founding member of the Diamond Head chapter, and has served as president of the Santa Barbara chapter. He is currently program manager of advanced decoy programs at Raytheon's Electronic Systems facility in Goleta, California, which develops and produces electronics to protect US and allied aircraft and ships from attack, including radar warning receivers, internal and pod jammers, and missile warning sensors. His extensive experience includes the development of both IR and RF countermeasures, and in 2002 he received the AOC Electro-Optical/Infrared Award (Industry) for outstanding contributions to EW electro-optical and IR technologies. He joined Raytheon in 1997 with more than 20 years of operational experience in shipboard electronic warfare. Prior to coming to Raytheon, he served in the US Navy, and his assignments included a tour managing shipboard electronic warfare requirements for CINCLANTFLT, Norfolk VA. His final assignment in the Navy was at PEO Theatre Air Defense, where he worked on the acquisition of new shipboard EW equipment.


Michael A. ("Mick") Riley Southern

Michael A. ("Mick") Riley is a retired Air Force SMSgt. Mick is well known throughout the electronics defense community and has over 20 years experience in electronic warfare system development, acquisition, operational test and evaluation, and sustainment. That experience encompass 21 years on active duty, five and a half years in industry, and the past four years representing T & M Equipment manufacturers to DoD. Mick is a past director of the Eglin Chapter, from 1989-1992, where he established the benchmark Enlisted Grant Program, and is a current board member of the Dixie Crow Chapter. Mick served on the national board for two terms as Southern Regional director (1995-2001) and chaired the Membership and National Educational Foundation committees three years each. During his terms he visited many of the local chapters and attended all the national board meetings, national symposia, and Capitol Hill Awareness events. Mick has been published in the Journal of Electronic Defense and has received the National AOC Logistics Award. Mick wishes to give a voice to the maintainers (both active duty and DoD civilians) at the national level on sustainment issues. His platform will focus on reliability and maintainability of EW systems and support equipment. Mick wishes to continue his longtime commitment to electronic warfare and the AOC and pledges to work hard and serve the members of the Southern Region at the national level.

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Title Annotation:Association of Old Crows
Publication:Journal of Electronic Defense
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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