Conference Preview: AOC Europe


AOC Europe, hosted by the Association of Old Crows, is coming up May 15-17 in Bonn, Germany.

AOC Europe connects organizations and individuals across government, defense, industry and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information and review the latest advances within the electromagnetic and information-related domains.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Achieving Multi-Domain Integration.” The importance of capability integration across all operating domains (land, sea, air, space and the electromagnetic spectrum), industry, intelligence services and governments cannot be overemphasized or underestimated. The awareness and understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), its properties and the need to command and control effects within it, are necessary to fully plan, manage and operate across all domains.

The opening keynote will be delivered by Lieutenant General Michael Vetter, Director General for Cyber/IT and Chief Information Officer in the German Ministry of Defence in Berlin since April 2019. Lieutenant General Vetter joined the Luftwaffe as an officer cadet in 1982 and served as a Supply Officer and Squadron Commander in a Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. At staff level he served in various functions such as Assistant Chief of Staff Support in the Luftwaffe Air Transport Command and Branch Chief in the Luftwaffe Support Command. At MoD level he served as Assistant Branch Chief in the Air Staff, as Branch Chief Logistics Plans and Policy at the Joint Staff and as Assistant Chief of Staff for Support at the Joint Staff. From 2003 until 2005 he was the Military Assistant to the Chief of the Air Staff.

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