By Lt. Col Christopher Moenste
First Lt. Eric Wilde, 35 Combat Aviation Brigade, has been named as the recipient of the Association of Old Crows annual Award for Excellence in Information Operations.
The Association of Old Crows is a 13,500-plus member organization of electronic warfare, information operations and deception operations professionals. It is an independent, nonprofit, international, professional association promoting public understanding in the science and practice of electronic warfare, signals intelligence, and other related disciplines.
Wilde received the award for his outstanding achievements in information operations while deployed to Kuwait with the 35th in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this deployment, Wilde developed strategic-level information operation programs to support United States Army Central Command’s regional mission. His systems were immediately adopted and are still in use today. Using Wilde’s innovative approach allowed leaders, decision makers and Soldiers at all levels to have timely and accurate information at their fingertips. This information allowed in depth preparation prior to meetings, exercises, and training events.
Wilde will receive his award at the association’s annual symposium in Washington D.C. from October 27-30. Featured guests of the symposium include James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach, United Kingdom vice-chief of the defense staff, and Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, US chief of Naval Operations.
Wilde’s accomplishment will be featured in the October issue of the Association of Old Crows’ professional publication, the Journal of Electronic Defense. The journal reports on industry news, technology trends and other developments in the global electronic warfare and signals intelligence market.