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35G -- Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst

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Basic Job Description

Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analysts play an integral part in providing Army personnel with critical information about enemy forces, potential battle areas, and combat operations support. Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analysts use overhead and aerial imagery, geospatial data, full motion video, and other electronic monitoring in order to collect and analyze information required to design defense plans, support combat operations, and disaster relief. The Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst is primarily responsible for supervising and analyzing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Uses principles and techniques of photo-grametry and employs electronic, mechanical, and optical devices to obtain information from imagery. Obtains intelligence by studying and analyzing imagery products. Determines target coordinates for accurate location of imagery analysis findings. Identifies enemy weapons, equipment defenses and determines Order of Battle (OB). Analyzes military installations and lines of communications (LOC). Conducts Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) analysis. Prepares imagery analysis reports and products.

Analyzes current intelligence holdings to identify gaps, and subsequent intelligence collection requirements. Considers enemy Order of Battle records in the development of collection tasks and assessment of enemy vulnerabilities and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of reports on captured enemy material. Drafts periodic and special intelligence reports, plans, and briefings.

Training Information

Job training for a geospatial intelligence imagery analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Planning overhead and aerial imagery collection
  • Preparing maps, charts, reports and Geospatial-Intelligence
  • Using computer systems and imagery exploitation software
  • Analysis of fixed/moving target indicators, geospatial data and overhead/aerial images

ASVAB Score Required: 101 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: Top Secret

Strength Requirement: medium

Physical Profile Requirement: 222211

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Members of immediate family (spouse, parents, brothers, sisters, and children) must also be U.S. citizens
  • Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps
  • No record of conviction by court-martial
  • No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations
  • Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family mem bers who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice
  • Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well

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