Community Business Meetings

The Talent Pipeline: A Conversation About EMS Education, Training and STEM


Wednesday, December 13 | 10:00–11:30 AM | Chesapeake Room 4 & 5


Goal 3 of the 2020 Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Study (EMS3) is "Pursue Total Force EMS Readiness." Its objectives include:

  • Objective 3.1: Train and Sustain EMS Expertise - The Department will ensure all personnel are indoctrinated and trained at the appropriate level on EMS cover concepts that enable an EMS maneuver concept.
  • Objective 3.2: Incorporate EMS Concepts and Doctrine into Formal Education - The EMS Enterprise will routinely engage with formal military education institutions to ensure coursework at all levels includes a wide span of EMS activities and reflects changes as new technology, doctrine and threats emerge.
  • Objective 3.3: Evaluate and Track EMS Readiness - Total force readiness in the EMS will be grown, tracked and sustained.

Today, there are education & training activities associated with nearly every organization or element in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Military Services. They address wide-ranging mission needs from Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training to policy, capability acquisition and development, strategy, doctrine, tactics/techniques/procedures (TTPs), EMS modeling & simulation (M&S), test & evaluation (T&E), mission planning and EMS operations (EMSO). In addition, most organizations promote or conduct recruiting and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) outreach at the secondary school and university levels. While it would be impossible to fully circumscribe the concept space, this session is set up to explore a limited number of topics of interest related to EMS education, training and STEM.

Mr Ken Dworkin (SES, Ret), former NSA Electronic Warfare Executive (EWX)
Mr Michael Brock, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Training, Association of Old Crows (AOC)
Col Matthew Cottrill, Commander, US STRATCOM Joint Electromagnetic Warfare Center (JEWC)
Dr. John Huggins, Acting Executive Director & Technology Officer, National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Mr. CJ Maciag, Director of Cyber Technologies & Academic Outreach, Integrated Sensing & Cyber (IS&C), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (OUSD) for Research & Engineering (R&E)
Mr. Joshua Weaver, (National Spectrum Consortium), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (OUSD) for Research & Engineering (R&E)