David has over 16 years' experience in design and manufacture of microwave and photonic products for EW. During this time, he has contributed to systems from DC to daylight, across land, maritime, and air domains. Projects have spanned cutting edge R&D collaboration with academia, industry, and Defence, through to rapid acquisition tasks in support of ADF operations. He is also a member of the IEEE, and a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques, Antennas and Propagation, and Photonics Societies.
EW, IO, and cyber are an integral part of modern warfare, and the community in Australia is world class. As Board Director, he seeks to continue the chapter's good work advocating for EW in general and the Australian EW/IO/cyber community specifically. In addition he aims to support the growing EW community in South East Queensland, strengthening ties between ADF, industry, and academia.
James has recently left the Regular Army, having spent 20 years as a communications officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. In his career he has served in a variety of command and communications operational postings. His operational deployments with the Army include Timor Leste, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. His Electronic Warfare education includes attending the Defence Academy – College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham in the United Kingdom where I graduated with a MSc (Military Electronic Systems Engineering). James was subsequently posted to JEWOSU as the OIC of the Land CMD&V Cell (CIED), and also served as a CDG Project Officer for a major Land EW project. He is currently the Operations Manager for EW Data Production for SRC AUS under Project Ghosthawk.
He has been a member of the Australian Chapter of the Association of Old Crows since his posting to JEWOSU in 2012 and is very proud to have his EW contribution recognised by the award of an ADF Certificate that year. He has since enjoyed the benefits of membership of the AOC and I feel that it is now time for me to step up and make a contribution to the hard work that is required to support the Chapter and the Association.
Anthony has been employed by the Defence Science and Technology Group (formerly the Defence Science & Technology Organisation or DSTO) of the Australian Department of Defence for more than 20 years. For the bulk of this time he has conducted research in the field of Electronic Warfare. He is currently the Research Leader responsible for leading the Spectrum Sensing & Shaping capability area in DST Group Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division (CEWD). His research interests include adaptive and cognitive EW, RF signal processing and the application of model based design techniques to the development of wideband digital EW systems. From May 2014 until October 2016, Dr Szabo was the Group Leader RF Electronic Attack (RFEA) in DST Group Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division (CEWD). During this time he was responsible for leading a team of 16 scientist, engineers and technical staff conducting research on advanced electronic attack techniques and technologies.
He was also responsible for leading and managing ERD2-EA & ES Technology under the Growler Co-operative Capability Enhancement Program (GCCEP) and for leading the RF S&T component of the Countermeasures Development & Validations (CMD&V) program.
From April 2010 until May 2014, Anthony was the Head of the Information Access group in DSTO’s Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Division (C3ID). During this time Dr Szabo was responsible for leading a team of 14 staff conducting research and development on bespoke communications systems for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). He was also the Project S&T Advisor for SEA 500 Phase 3 – ANZAC Communications ES, and SEA 555 Phase 7 – Force Level EW. From January 2007 to February 2010, he was the Counsellor for Defence Science at the Australian High Commission in London, UK.
During this time he was responsible for providing leadership for Australian defence S&T interactions with the UK, the NATO Research & Technology Organisation, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Spain. He also arranged a number of senior and ministerial visits, negotiated and/or facilitated several new bilateral S&T agreements and programs, and facilitated the posting of almost 20 DSTO staff on attachments to the UK and Europe.
During February - April 2010, Anthony was on short term attachment to the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, investigating mechanism for the co-operative sharing of strategic facilities between Australia and the UK. From November 2000 until January 2007, Dr Szabo was the Head of the RF Seekers (RFS) Group in DSTO’s Weapons Systems Division (WSD) . In this role he was responsible for about 20 engineers, scientists and technical staff tasked with the delivery of S&T support to the Australian Defence Force on RF Seekers and Fuzes. During this time, RFS was responsible for S&T support in relation to the introduction-into-service and service support of AMRAAM and ESSM. Dr Szabo also led research programs on an advanced naval weapon concept, advanced RF seekers and RF environmental effects. From September 1993 until November 2000, Dr Szabo was a member of the Electronic Countermeasures and RF Countermeasures groups of DSTO’s Electronic Warfare Division (EWD). His research during this time focussed on counter-surveillance and counter-targeting techniques and technologies for application in the Land and Maritime environments. He also spent 15 months posted to the Naval EW Systems Department, located at DERA Portsdown West in the UK.
Anthony is married to Mary and has three children: Sophie, Timothy and Hannah. He is an avid reader, and a keen cornet and trumpet player.
Kate is currently performing the role of Lead RF Engineer, Countermeasures Flight, JEWOSU. She is an Electrical Engineer (ELECTR) in the RAAF, with a military career spanning 16 years. Her career experiences include development and mentoring of junior ELECTR officers and Avionics Systems Technicians; EW countermeasures trials, EW reprogramming and maintenance of aircraft systems. Her experience with development and mentoring of junior ELECTR officers will complement a role in developing membership and professional development for the AOC. Her EW experience includes RF hardware in the loop trials, both as an analyst and a manager, as well as RWR reprogramming experience. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering awarded by the USAF Air Force Institute of Technology and is passionate about the Australian EW Professional community and would like to leverage the AOC in order to attract a younger and more diverse audience of engineers, technicians and intelligence professionals to the EW Profession.
Michael joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1996 whilst studying as an undergraduate in a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Queensland. His first posting as the Base Radio Officer to No. 321 Air Base Wing (321ABW) established early his core career path within the Communications and Information Systems (CIS) field. Subsequent CIS postings followed within No. 1 Combat Communications Squadron (1CCS) and Headquarters Combat Support Group (HQCSG), In 2010, WGCDR Reidy was assigned as the ADF Tactical Information Exchange Domain (TIED) Capability Manager following his role as Staff Officer to Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) Head of ICT Operations (HICTO), RADM Peter Jones.
Michael was introduced to operations planning in 2004 when he was posted as the S5 at Headquarters No. 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing (HQ395ECSW) and was involved in planning a number of Air Force operations including OP ANODE (2003-2004), the Boxing Day tsunami assistance (2005) and Air Force’s deployment into Afghanistan for OP SLIPPER (2006).
After attending the Australian Command and Staff Course in 2011, he was selected for the exchange position of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Chief Cyber Operations Planner. The three years in the USA were very rewarding and exposed him to the planning and delivery of integrated cyberspace missions within full spectrum kinetic and non-kinetic operations. Whilst in USCYBERCOM, he also played a lead role in developing the U.S. military’s cyberspace force structure. For his work at USCYBERCOM, he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. This work was a great lead-in for his return to Australia posting into VCDF Group as the Deputy Director Cyber Coordination where he was again involved in the development of cyber policy and work structure but this time for the ADF.
He proudly took up his current post as Commanding Officer 462 Squadron, the ADF's only cyber warfare squadron, in 2016 and is enthusiastic about furthering Air Force’s capability within the cyberspace domain. He has had two operational tours, the first in 2003, was to the MEAO as the A6 on OP FALCONER and OP CATALYST. In 2010, he redeployed back to the MEAO on OP SLIPPER.
Michael has a Masters in Engineering Science and a Masters in Strategy and Management. He is also undertaking a Masters of Business. WGCDR Reidy is married to his beautiful wife, Maria, and thoroughly enjoys raising his three children, David, Luke and Catherine. WGCDR Reidy is an enthusiastic participant and observer of all forms of sport except synchronised swimming.
Glen has always been passionate about Electronic Warfare and the further development of the capability and the profession within the Australian Defence environment. He has worked development, production and support programs in both air and land domains. This includes his initial university Honours thesis on the state of Millimetre Wave radar in 1992, and 6 years with Air Force working on P3s and at EWSQN.
Over the course of 18 years in industry at BAES, Glen became an expert on Radar Warners, ESMs, specialised receiver systems, Counter-IED and directed energy damage weapons through ALR-2002, Echidna, AP-3C ESM, JSM, Wedgetail and JORN6 mid-life upgrade bid. Glen has instructed the UniSA Masters of Systems Integration course, internal BAE Systems SYSENG courses and is keen to train and mentor the next generation of EW practitioners. In 2016, Glen established a company, SENGEW Systems, to encompass Systems Engineering in the ISREW realm and currently works as an above-the-line contractor in the AIR555 Project Office planning the delivery of a new airborne ISREW platform. Glen has also recently jointly established and is a Director of a new company LIME Solutions, to provide Logistics, ICT, anagement and Engineering solutions to Defence capabilities.
Mr. Tony Smart currently holds a senior business development role responsible for proposals development and capture for CEA Technologies Pty Limited.
Tony’s initial career started in the mining industry and whilst briefly in Air Traffic Management Systems, his Defence career began as a software engineer working RAAF Orion programs including the ESM and Avionics upgrades, the New Construction Submarine, Wedgetail and Echidna, both in Australia and for a period in the USA. As manager of the EW R&D group at BAE Systems Tony led a large team of engineers and project managers in EW and Photonic programs primarily with DSTO. He has also consulted with the Booz & Co defence practise.
Tony now enjoys working the exciting opportunities that present with CEA’s technology for local and foreign markets in the CEA Business Development office. His career has given him skills in the areas of Business Development, Project & Program Management, Systems and Software Engineering for Electronic Warfare and Combat Management Systems. Tony has board experience and currently sits on the RPDE Board.
As a board member, Tony seeks to further the aims of the Australian Chapter of the AOC by broadening the presence and activities of the AOC in Canberra for like-minded professionals. An Adelaide native, Tony now resides in Canberra.