About the AOC

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Mission

The AOC is a not-for-profit advocacy association for individuals and organisations that have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Manoeuvre, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) and Information Operations (IO).

The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organisations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognise advances and contributions in these fields.

The association has over 13,000 members in many chapters around hte world. AOC’s membership includes executives, scientists, engineers, managers, operators, educators, and military personnel.  

History

Founded in 1964, the AOC owns a headquarters building in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.

The name “Old Crows” emerged from the first large-scale use of Electronic Warfare during the WWII Battle of Britain and the US and allied bombing raids over Europe. The Allied Radar Countermeasure operators used the code name “Ravens” and employed receivers and transmitters to monitor and jam threat frequencies. Military jargon later changed “Ravens” to “Crows”.

A more detailed history can be found here.

Membership

The AOC offers a number of membership options, entitling you to the following benefits:

  • Journal of Electronic Defense (JED) delivered in-print & electronically each month
  • Complimentary access to Virtual Series Webinar Archives with 80+ hours of educational content
  • Complimentary access to AOC Career Center for job seekers, discounts for job posters
  • Discounts on selected conferences, courses, and symposia
  • Membership in your local AOC Chapter


Special rates are available for active military and young crows (aged 25 and under).

Learn more

For more information about pricing and membership types, visit the AOC website.