DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading engineering and technical services company supporting the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community with over 2,000 employees worldwide, announced today that two employees have been inducted into the prestigious Association of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame. Dr. Philip Nielsen, Vice President, Science and Technology Operations and Chief Scientist and Cecil Christopher, Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer were presented with the awards at the inaugural AOC Foundation Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony during the 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention, which was held November 13-16 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Nielsen and Christopher join 15 of their MacB colleagues who are also members of the AOC Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame. The high number of MacB Hall of Fame inductees results from the company’s long history of work in electronic warfare, as well as its commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees and fostering a culture of professional growth and satisfaction. For more than 30 years, customers have come to rely on MacB to solve some of their most complex engineering and technical problems.

"On behalf of the entire MacB family, I’d like to congratulate Phil and Cecil on the high honor of being inducted into the AOC Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame," said Sid Fuchs, President and CEO of MacB. "It is also my pleasure to point out that Phil and Cecil will be joining 15 other MacB employees who are already members of the Hall of Fame. The high level of technical proficiency found throughout MacB is the single biggest reason we have fostered the positive, long standing relationships we have with our customers."

According to AOC, inductees into the Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame are chosen for the "unique and important technical contributions to the field of electronic warfare." MacB has a long history of making significant contributions to Electronic Warfare community.

Phil Nielsen commented, "Cecil and I are truly humbled to receive this honor and to be associated with some of the most recognized minds in the electronic warfare field. At MacB, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our teams of engineers and scientists are among the most highly trained in the industry. As we accept the awards, we would be remiss if we did not recognize all the contributions they have made to ensure our nation is prepared in all areas of electronic warfare."


Dr. Phil Nielsen is the Vice President, Science and Technology Operations, and Chief Scientist for MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). In this position, he is responsible for the technical staff and the quality of technical support for ATG’s research and engineering customers. This includes research, development, and specialized engineering support to ASC, AFRL, NASIC and other customers at Wright-Patterson AFB and elsewhere. Dr. Nielsen joined MacB in 1996 after retiring from active duty as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he served in a variety of technical positions ranging from analysis of laser propagation and interaction with targets to ballistic missile basing and arms control to teaching physics at AFIT to working requirements for the Air Force Science and Technology program. He received the USAF Research and Development Award in 1975 for his work in high-energy laser physics. Dr. Nielsen has a Ph.D. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the American Physical Society, NDIA, Military Operations Research Society and Association of Old Crows.


Cecil Christopher has over 35 years of engineering, project management, product upgrades and test and evaluation experiences in the Engineering/Aerospace industry. Over the course of his career he accumulated experience in technical engineering, systems integration, and technical expertise in electronic warfare lifecycle management. Mr. Christopher was most recently engineering program manager on the Air Force’s $475 million program to upgrade the AN/ALQ-131 electronic countermeasures pod.


Based in Dayton, Ohio and with locations throughout the U.S., MacB is owned by industry veterans Syd and Sharon Martin and is a leading engineering and technical services company serving the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community with over 2,000 employees worldwide. For over 30 years, customers have relied on MacB to provide a broad range of technology services, solutions and management support in the areas of Information Operations/Warfare; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Electronic Combat Systems; C4I Systems; Threat Exploitation; Test and Evaluation; Information Technology Solutions; Systems Engineering and Integration; and Technical and Acquisition Management Support. MacB’s customers include various U.S. Intelligence Agencies, the U.S. Air Force, United States Special Operations Command, Air Force Materiel Command, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command, United States Northern Command, multiple prime contractors and more. For more information on MacB, please visit


The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is a not-for-profit international professional association with over 13,500 members and 180+ organizations engaged in the science and practice of Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and related disciplines. AOC has members in 47 countries with 69 chapters in 20 countries. AOC’s membership includes executives, scientists, engineers, managers, operators, educators and military personnel. 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. 

Andrew Miller
MCG Communications on behalf of MacB